It’s Teacher Feature Thursday!
This week we are featuring Jill Manasco. Her infant class was learning about communication and decided to spend time learning about mail. Below you will find a reflection from Jill and images from her lesson.
What were your topics of exploration?:
Our topic of exploration was mail/communication/writing letters. We looked at the different types of mail like magazines, letters, bills etc. We also talked about where our mail comes from and how it gets from place to place.
What were your learning objectives? (What did you want your children to take away from the lesson?):
I wanted them to see where our mail comes from and how it gets to other people. Also, I wanted them to see what kinds of things are sent and received through the mail.
What was most successful about your lesson?:
Our trips to the post office and NH mail room were the most successful things about our lesson. They enjoyed mailing a letter to our friend Emerson and also picking mail up for the school.
What could you have done differently? What recommendations would you have for another teacher trying out this lesson?:
The entrances to the post office were tricky for us since we are in buggies. The doors were not automatic and they were really hard to open but with an older group that would not be a problem.
Here are a few images from their unit on mail:
Earlier in the week the group worked together to write a letter to a friend who had moved. Jill showed the class the mailbox where they were going to drop off the letter but explained that they needed stamps to make sure it got all the way to their friend in a different state!
In the post office, they stopped to check out some of the boxes where people get mail.
This class had a wonderful time learning about communication! Be sure to check back for our Teacher Feature next week!