Return of the Sharing Can!
By the way… the item in the sharing can was a “succulent.”
One of our greatest joys of having Benjamin back in preschool is the sharing can. There’s been a slight shift in the sharing can moments, where the sharer is encouraged to say “Good guess” in response to kids who guess incorrectly. In this case, though, even the teacher had a hard time saying “good guess.”
Usually Sharing Can Tears occur after the sharing can, when the next name is drawn. But sometimes tears happen during the Sharing Can event.
Taking home the sharing can is a Big Deal to those of preschool age. At Matthew’s preschool, the teachers have a can with popsicle sticks. Each popsicle stick has the name of a student. After the sharing can has been shared, the teacher picks a popsicle stick with the name of a student who will be the next person to take the sharing can home. It’s at this point that many children break down in disappointed tears that they were not the one chosen.
The Sharing Can is back!! For those of you just joining us, the Sharing Can is an opaque container that different students take home each day from Matthew’s preschool. They bring it back the next day with a small object inside and share three clues. The children try to guess what it is. Sometimes the process is quite humorous.