Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Show and Tell Bag

During the month of February, our Show and Tell theme was a guessing bag.  Each child was given a lunch bag.  They were asked to place an interesting item (not a toy) inside the bag. Once an object was selected, their families helped each child come up with three clues about the object.  These were written on the outside of the bag.

We had never done guessing bags before.  Mrs. P. brought in a guessing bag so that we could all have a trial run prior February.

Mrs. P.'s Show and Tell Bag

Each child was in charge of his/her own presentation.  Each child read one clue at a time.

A. Reading One of Her Clues

R. Reading One Of Her Clues

Three guesses were accepted per clue.

M. choosing someone who would like to make a guess.

F. Accepting a Guess

At the end of the presentation, or after a correct guess, the object was revealed!

What could it be?

It's a necklace!

Reaching In

So much time and effort went into the guessing bags.  We were particularly impressed by how many of our students wrote their own clues, even some of our youngest.  

M.'s Guessing Bag

It's a pony jewelry box!

I.'s Guessing Bag

It's shells!

H.'s Guessing Bag

It's sunscreen!

J.'s Guessing Bag (left)

It's a straw!

Show and Tell has taught us many things this year.  It has taught us how to speak in front of a group, to raise our hand if we would like to ask a question and to wait our turn.  We also learned that we may not always be chosen every time and that's okay.

Speaking in front of a group with confidence is most noticable in our two youngest students.  Both of the following students are newly turned three year olds.  Their presentations were absolutely lovely and demonstrated just how far they have come since September.

A. turned three in December.

A. turned three in February.

A. demonstrating her suncatcher.

A huge thank you to our parent community for getting so involved in this activity.  It was such a fantastic experience. There were so many interesting objects!  It was, however, very difficult to stump this group of children.  They are very sharp. 

Can you guess what Mrs. P.'s object was?  The children did.

Mrs. P.'s Show and Tell Bag

It was snowflake soap!

Snowflake Soap

Each child took home a flake of snowflake soap.

Note:  A huge thank you to Ms. Sandi and her blog rubber boots and elf shoes for the idea and the guessing bag template.

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