Monthly Archives: September 2013

“It’s like a mirror, kind of like magic.” B.C. – 5 Years Old

The children were inspired to think about shadows and reflections after noticing them in photos taken by a local photographer – Don Johnston.  Thank you to our lunch room supervisor for sharing her beautiful book with us! During Outdoor Inquiry, … Continue reading

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An encounter with a feather leads to unexpected problem solving…

Our lunch room supervisor surprised us yet again with a beautiful gift.  She brought us some turkey feathers that she found on the ground at a local fall fair.  Thank you so much for thinking of your Kindergarten friends Miss … Continue reading

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An Encounter with Nature fosters Collaboration

Fred the Rainbow Flower “Its kind of like a sunflower but it has a rainbow middle.”

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Provocation allows children to translate their thinking…

  Materials are set up for the children begging a response. Will the materials beckon the children to use them? A.M. explains that this is a different kind of snake that is eating poison cherries and it makes him a … Continue reading

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Our encounters suggest the addition of new materials

“A” was exploring with the new materials and said that he had made a star.  “A” shares what he knows about stars, he says that “it has these” (pointing to the tips of the shells) and “stars are in the … Continue reading

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As we begin to encounter materials…

One of the children in our class asked if he could bring a stick into the classroom…next thing we knew, we were all out in the school yard collecting sticks!  The children enjoyed exploring. One group of friends worked together … Continue reading

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