Examples of Community Influences from The Sea Shore Classroom

Items brought into the classroom in line with Weekly Plans

~ Mirrors, tunnels, mirror box, and light table
~ Balls, cars, puzzles, and stacking toys
~ Stuffed animals, pillows, and scarves
~ Books, CDs, and radio boom box
~ Musical Instruments and clothing
~ Shakers and bells

What families did at home to continue and extend the explorations and projects at school

~ Sing songs
~ Take music lessons and seminars with their children
~ Bringing in musical instruments
~ Singing with children
~ Attending music together and performing for the children

Parent visits to the classroom and/or special contributions of ideas, expertise, materials, etc. to your explorations and projects

~ Bringing in objects
~ Participating in Classroom Enhancement Days
~ Gatherings at school
~ Visiting and exploring with the children
~ Contributing to brainstorming explorations with educators

Summer Book & Box Presentations

~ Az presented his sky driving adventure allowing children to view pictures and the certification.
~ Courtney shared her summer book with our classroom.
~ Jacob’s favorite summer book and library visits

Family Food Experiences

~ Jello Jugglers with blueberries
~ Strawberries, cuties, raspberries, and blackberries
~ Applesauce, blueberries, and bananas
~ Granola
~ Fruits with peels on them

Sources for food or materials purchases or contributions outside of the regular C5 suppliers

~ Farmers Market at Civic Center
~ Costco
~ Amazon.com
~ Trader Joe’s
~ Whole Foods

Winter Cultural Highlights

~ Ian’s family’s photos
~ Persephone’s book in Greek
~ James’ family
~ Liam’s family
~ Hugh’s family’s favorite book

Field Trips to Farmers Market, Etc.

~ Farmers Market with Liza, Coco, and Seashore children
~ Farmers Market with musical Instruments
~ Civic Center outreach visit with construction workers and police officers
~ City hall wedding observation 
~ C5 Library for research

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