Little Hands, Big Dreams!
I got a cute bulletin board idea from THIS PIN by Michelle at Just Wild About Teaching.
Before we began writing and drawing, we talked about what a dream is. Of course the subject of scary dreams came up and we had to talk about the difference in dreams when we sleep and dreams such that are life goals. I tried to explain this in a way as “something you can’t even imagine that you would like to do or be one day.” This was a difficult task to comprehend for my littles. I watched their eyes and faces transform from confused to silly to HOPEFUL.
After much consideration and self reflection…as much as a five year old can do in less than 30 minutes, I was just amazed at the responses that were given. My first Kinder kiddo had the idea that he would want to ride on the back of a dinosaur! We talked about fiction and reality for a minute and he decided that in REAL life, the best thing he could even imagine would be digging for dinosaur bones. His condition was, they all needed to be pretty close together and not spread apart. As he began to illustrate his sentence, he included his boots, his hat and of course his “vest with lots of pockets.” My favorite part of this conversation was when I asked him if he needed tools in his picture. He said, “No. I’m the boss. The boss just walks around and looks!” At this point I just smiled and thought to myself, “Well little buddy, you might be onto something and of course you will be the boss!” He reluctantly added some tools… Isn’t it amazing?