Because you need to. Because you want to.
by Marla McLean | Nov 11, 2015 | 3 year old children, aesthetics, art, Atelier, Atelierista, Autumn, beauty, Brain science, change, community, Constructing, conversation, creativity, death, earth, Educating for Creative Minds, Embodying, explore, grow, Happiness, heart, imagination, Innovation, Joy, Kindergarten, leaves, Light, love, Maker Spaces, Marla McLean, materials, meaning, Medically Fragile, metaphor, moments, Movement, Non verbal children, observation, painting, pause, Perseverance, preK children, process, project work, reflect, Reggio, Reggio Emilia, seasons, Sketching, Studio, studio learning, Uncategorized, wire, Wisdom | 5 comments
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What lovely photos and inspiring quotes from our amazing children! Thank you for sharing them in this beautiful way.
Whaou ! I love your post ! Thank you very much, its very interesting !
I read a couple of the blogs, but this one touched me the most… the challenges, the re-inventing, the keen observation of the children… I am going to reflect on the questions for non-verbal children and share. I think often we integrate them, but don’t really include them.
I am curious as to how the topic of leaves came up, whether it was a choice by the teachers or if it was due to children’s interest. Either way, I believe the way that the teachers fostered the creation of self-connections to this topic of learning was something to aspire to. Through these connections, the knowledge gained will be so much more meaningful to the students, something that is hard to find in classrooms now. The integration of all domains of development was very beneficial, especially the use of wire to develop fine motor skills. Excellent job fostering the development of voice in your students!
Thanks Maria! The leaves naturally are an interest of children every year. They are so vibrant, plentiful, falling from the sky, and in bug piles on the side walks. It’s so common place that often we forget to stop, slow down, and revisit the relationship we all have to the changing of the seasons.