Every child has a dream that they wish would come true. Read on to find out what the students at Singapore American School’s Early Learning Center did with their wishes.
There are endless possibilities for learning at Singapore American School’s (SAS) Early Learning Centre (ELC). From the time the kids arrive at school to their Reflection Time at the end of the day, they are constantly learning and exploring through the purpose-built environment at ELC. This continues even when the classrooms and lessons have to be altered during the Covid-19 pandemic – which actually offered the students new ways of learning! This is exactly what happened in this new project…
Putting wings on wishes
A day at SAS’ ELC starts with children, teachers, and teaching assistants planning what they would like to explore for the day. With the ongoing restrictions during the pandemic, the educators drew on the children’s interest and desire to connect with people and places overseas. Some thoughts from the children included:
“All the planes are stopped.”
“I miss my halahbuhjee and halmunni (Korean for “grandfather” and “grandmother”) so much. I want to sleep over with them. Sometimes I call them, but I just really miss them.”
“I wish I could see my mummy’s mummy. She is 80.”
“My wish is to eat ice cream and popcorn in India.”
As the discussion went on, a student suggested that the class write their wishes onto kites so the class could fly them in the hopes that these wishes would come true. The whole class then started to work on this project, preparing kites and penning down wishes, then arranging for a day to let their wishes take flight.
Watch how SAS’ ELC students give wings to their wishes:
Our pre-kindergarten students from Ms. Hannah Connors and Ms. Gretchen Clow's learning community shared their dreams for the future and one student suggested writing their wishes on kites. This morning, they flew their kites in hopes that their wishes will soon come true. The children's wishes soared through the skies in this beautiful end to the year-long project. #SASedu #prekindergarten #wishes #earlylearningcenter #Eagles #hopesanddreams #soaringhighFind out more about their beautiful project: https://bit.ly/3dyUCkE
Posted by Singapore American School on Monday, April 19, 2021
Finding new ways to connect with the world
Aside from this activity, the children at ELC also worked on other projects related to their interest in connection. They had the opportunity to co-create new methods for communication and travel, including creating small world airports, sending postcards around the world, organising Zoom calls with their family members who are overseas, and even speaking to pilots! Perhaps the most fun part was when the class got the chance to transform ELC into winter and summer climates, really making it the happiest place on the SAS campus!
Interested to find out more about what happens at SAS’ ELC? Book a campus tour or speak to its Admissions Team today!
This post is in partnership with Singapore American School.