PLAY BASED LEARNING

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Misty Dattilo & Carly Pawluk on Instagram: “Deepening our line inquiry #earlylearning101 #reggioinspired #prewriting #followthatline #lines”

12 Likes, 0 Comments - Misty Dattilo & Carly Pawluk (@wonderful_wonderings) on Instagram: “Deepening our line inquiry #earlylearning101 #reggioinspired #prewriting #followthatline #lines”

What is a provocation? l Fairy Dust Teaching #provocations #ReggioInspired #ProvocationIdeas

What is a provocation?

For a long time I struggled with understanding the place and power of provocations. A few years ago I had a huge ah-ha moment. I am in an inquiry. I am a researcher. With each provocation - new understandings emerge. I love that it is a process of learning for both myself and the children. We are in it together. So what follows is my experience with provocation. Is it everything there is to know? I hope not! Provocations are experiences I set-up in response to children’s interests and ideas…

What can you build with cubes? A mix of 3D figures and the colors of the rainbow 🌈 #problemsolving #construction #earlyyears #rainbow…

Misty Dattilo & Carly Pawluk on Instagram: “What can you build with cubes? A mix of 3D figures and the colors of the rainbow 🌈 #problemsolving #construction #earlyyears #rainbow…”

11 Likes, 0 Comments - Misty Dattilo & Carly Pawluk (@wonderful_wonderings) on Instagram: “What can you build with cubes? A mix of 3D figures and the colors of the rainbow 🌈 #problemsolving…”

Inquiring Minds: Mrs. Myers' Kindergarten: Our Room: An Environment Created for Investigating

Our Room: An Environment Created for Investigating

I have worked very hard to create an environment that beckons kids to explore. I love the Reggio Emilia philosophy of the environment being the third teacher. Here is a little tour of our room. Our Listening Station Our Meeting Area From the back by the cubbies From the front of the room looking back In my effort to create a calming environment for all of us, I took down anything that was commercially made and replaced it with things made by the children. No more "store bought" alphabet or…

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Instagrams of the Week 11 | Creative Kindergarten

We had another amazing week at school filled with so many fun activities and centers. Here is a look back on some of my posts from this past week (I try to post everyday, so if you want to see everything, make sure you follow me!) Our students were finding potato bugs (as they call… Continue reading Instagrams of the Week 11

A Pinch of Kinder: How Many Cubes Can You Stack? - Number Sense Center for Kindergarten

Weekly Round-Up: December 31

I'm popping in real quick to share a few things from the last 2 weeks. Scroll to the bottom for the calendar freebie! 1. 3D FIGURE TRACING BOOK I updated this one this summer and the kids enjoyed tracing the figures and words with the expo markers! This 3D figure tracing book is included in my 3D figure unit on TPT. You can find it by clicking here or on the image below: 2. HOW MANY CUBES CAN YOU STACK? Here is a simple building/number sense centre that I set out before the break! How many…

City-Shaped Design: 13 Urban-Inspired Objects

These 15 decorative and functional objects, from handkerchiefs to power strips, are inspired by skyscrapers and city streets.

“I adore Rosie Revere Engineer. It sparked so many thoughtful discussions amongst our students…”

Allie Apels on Instagram: “I adore Rosie Revere Engineer. It sparked so many thoughtful discussions amongst our students today! Thank you @creative_explorations for…”

136 Likes, 11 Comments - Allie Apels (@joysofkinder) on Instagram: “I adore Rosie Revere Engineer. It sparked so many thoughtful discussions amongst our students…”

Learning Through Play: It's More Than You Think

We play a lot in our classroom, for many reasons. First of all, it is through play that kids learn their social skills and 21st Century Learning Skills. Are these as important as academics? Absolutely, if not more. You can be the smartest person in the world, but if you can't work with others, collaborate on a project, problem solve, get along, are a responsible person, use critical and creative thinking skills, or focus on a task, you will never be successful. Ultimately, these 21st Century…