As happens so often, I am inspired by the independence and initiative of these five and six year olds as they manage their belongings and take responsibility for their needs. And I am humbled by the empathy and compassion with which the children treat each other and the way they comfort and care for one another. The sleepover has been a bonding experience for the children and an important part of their personal and group learning journey through Kindergarten.
Words by Tasha Cowdy (last year kindergarten teacher, I think her reflection conveys our feeling about the sleepover perfectly.)
KP reflect on the sleepover.
Amelia: My best thing was running outside.
Daniel: I liked when we ate the pizza. I didn’t like sleeping , I didn’t do anything but refresh my body and I stayed up and my eyes couldn’t close. I was calming down.
Ophelia: Staying up and watching the movie and watching the tooth fall out of Mihajlo.
Mihajlo: Losting my tooth and sleeping with Shivom. The park, I get tired.
Henry: I liked that you got to run outside in your pajamas and scream in the hallway. I didn’t like it how there wasn’t any chocolate cereal, I didn’t get any.
Elly-Grace: The best thing was watching Pink Panther and eating popcorn. I don’t really like going to sleep because I slept in later than that now.
Takafumi: I got to play for very , very screaming loudly. This time we didn’t walk for so long, so the hiking was fun.
Kai: Playing with pajama outside and playing light outside and maybe that… no no and playing the Angry Birds.
Mika: I like when we sleep together and play together.
And so they slept…