Please try and ignore the fact that every single photo ever taken in our “sala grande” or, big room, is awful. The lighting in there is the pits!
So since I have so many new boys now, a third of the dorm is new to me, I decided to start the year off with some “assessment” of where they are at. I use quotes because I am not a teacher and there’s nothing formal about my assessment, just an idea of what the kids know and don’t know and who works well together with whom, etc.
We’re taking a look at colors and shapes and numbers and letters and if the kids know how to cut with scissors or hold a pencil properly or write anything or even follow directions!
This was a two part activity, the first as you see here, where I called a different boy to stand on a different shape or color. Then I had each boy start on a particular shape and I called out the next shape they had to jump to, progressing thru all of them.
I think the novelty of standing on a piece of paper was the biggest hit of all!
Although Feliciano IS quite a bit taller than everyone, the fact that he is in the front and that he is on his tippy toes makes him look like a giant! He has some special needs that have kept him in my dorm even though he’s older than the rest.
Just an attempt at a shot of the layout of the place. The boys sat so patiently while I would call out a boys’ name to go stand on a particular shape or color. They love helping each other too!