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Provocations

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Winter STEM- Build A Snowflake Tinker Tray. Use loose parts to build snowflakes. Explore radial symmetry as you incorporate math science fine motor work and creativity in this activity for preschoolers kindergartners and elementary kids. Reggio Emilia, Winter Crafts For Kids, Winter Fun, Preschool Winter, Winter Crafts For Preschoolers, Stem Preschool, Winter Trees, Toddler Preschool, Winter 2017

Winter STEM- Build A Snowflake Tinker Tray

Winter STEM- Build A Snowflake Tinker Tray. Use loose parts to build snowflakes. Explore radial symmetry as you incorporate math, science, fine motor work, and creativity in this activity for preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary kids.

I adore Rosie Revere Engineer. It sparked so many thoughtful discussions amongst our students today! Thank you for completely inspiring this invitation. Inquiry Based Learning, Learning Centers, Early Learning, Learning Stations, Learning Spaces, Learning Environments, Reggio Emilia Classroom, Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Reggio Emilia Preschool

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…”

Reggio Emilia inspired name making. Preschool Names, Montessori Activities, Kindergarten Literacy, Alphabet Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Preschool Activities, Preschool Classroom Layout, Kindergarten Handwriting, Preschool Writing

Lines, Dots and So Much More!

Handwriting has never been easy to teach to kindergartners, but it is in the Common Core Standards that they learn how to print letters correctly. Each year I have tried through the traditional ways of working on fine motor skills the first half and then formal handwriting sheets the second half of the year. It never worked so this year I tried something new... An inquiry about lines! I asked the kids what kind of lines they knew of. At first they drew straight lines, but then started to…

Collected and Explored Fall Leaf Provocation: "Can You Make a Pattern?" (from Inquiry Spaces & Wondering Places)Fall Leaf Provocation: "Can You Make a Pattern?" (from Inquiry Spaces & Wondering Places) Patterning Kindergarten, Kindergarten Activities, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Fall Preschool, Preschool Science, Preschool Ideas, Preschool Class, Teaching Ideas

Nature Collected and Explored

Discovering Leaves Part one I am so excited to share this post with you as it has been on my mind for some time now. There will be several posts about this inquiry as the children completed a large body of work based on their interest. The children's work in the autumn centered around a common focus of exploring the outdoor environment. This interest continues today in the form of our light investigations which I will blog about soon. Their desire to seek out nature and investigate it with…

Weekly Round-Up: September 22 A Pinch of Kinder: A Simple Number Sense Provocation with “Bear Counts” Numbers Kindergarten, Numbers Preschool, Math Numbers, Preschool Math, Preschool Schedule, Kindergarten Welcome, Kindergarten Inquiry, Montessori Preschool, Montessori Elementary

Weekly Round-Up: September 22

Hi friends! I'm back with another weekly round-up. I hope you can grab some ideas to use in your classroom! 1. CAN YOU MAKE A LETTER TREE? My kiddos absolutely loved this provocation! I introduced the challenge and the students worked on making the tree that held the most letters! It imbeds counting, engineering and critical thinking. I got this idea from Preschool STEAM. I loved that the students showed perseverance as they kept tweaking their tree to create the strongest tree! 2. CAN YOU…

We have some beautiful Ash trees on our playground that turn the most amazing colors in the Fall! The kids started noticing them and bringin. Reggio Classroom, Classroom Activities, Reggio Emilia Preschool, Kindergarten Inquiry, Kindergarten Centers, Fall Preschool, Preschool Science, Tree Study, Creative Curriculum

Investigating the Colors of Leaves

We have some beautiful Ash trees on our playground that turn the most amazing colors in the Fall! The kids started noticing them and bringin...

& Water Painting stones with water.great set-up on the science area table for a few daysPainting stones with water.great set-up on the science area table for a few days Reggio Emilia, Reggio Classroom, Outdoor Classroom, Play Based Learning, Early Learning, Arte Elemental, Tuff Spot, Tuff Tray, Kindergarten Science

Stones & Water - Stimulating Learning

Painting stones with water...great set-up on the science area table for a few days

Coin mathématique maternelle / As our kindergarten team continues to learn more about children and their development in spatial thinking and reasoning, we are continually searching for and creating meaningful provocations and ex… Math For Kids, Fun Math, Math Games, Preschool Activities, Cognitive Activities, Sorting Games, Shape Activities, Kindergarten Centers, Preschool Math

10 Playful Spatial Reasoning Provocations

View our new spatial reasoning blog post: 10 Playful Spatial Reasoning Provocations Part 2 here. As our kindergarten team continues to learn more about children and their development in spatial thi…

Task Shakti - A Earn Get Problem I Have Learned That Inquires Can Spark In Many Different Ways Students Interests, Conversations, Emerging Events, Provocations, Observi. Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Reggio Classroom, Montessori, Fall Preschool, Preschool Activities, Kindergarten Inquiry, Literacy, Leaf Man, Tree Study

Exploring Seasonal Changes

I have learned that inquires can spark in many different ways; students interests, conversations, emerging events, provocations, observi...

Wonderful loose parts and literacy provocation ideas from A Pinch of Kinder! - Life and hacks Emergent Curriculum, Kindergarten Writing, Kindergarten Literacy, Early Literacy, Alphabet Activities, Language Activities, Literacy Activities, Literacy Centers, Preschool Science

Five for Friday: May 13th

Happy Friday! I'm popping in to share 5 activities from my classroom this week! 1. Chicka Chicka 1 • 2 • 3 Do you know the book "Chicka Chicka 1 • 2 • 3"? This book was recommended to me at a workshop so I borrowed it from my local library. I love it! It's great for reinforcing number order and it is catchy just like the original. I set this book out with number magnets, felt pieces to make an apple tree, red pom poms and red beads for the apples and some bee buttons. The kids ordered…

Weekly Round-Up: September 15 A Pinch of Kinder: What Letters Can You Make With These Lines? A Letter Constructing Provocation with Handwriting Without Tears Wood Pieces Alphabet Activities, Language Activities, Literacy Activities, Preschool Alphabet, Kindergarten Centers, Literacy Centers, Early Literacy, Kindergarten Readiness, Kindergarten Crafts

Weekly Round-Up: September 15

Hi guys! Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week. Here are some of the things we've been up to in our class! 1. CO-CREATED NUMBER POSTERS We finally finished up our co-created number posters! We worked in small groups to write the numeral, the number word, create the number on a ten frame, create the number with our fingers and trace the number formation song. The number formation song is from Dr. Jean's "Numeral Song". You can find it on YouTube here or in this very old blog post! 2…