For the Children
Every so often I put out an object from nature along with paint, coloring pencils, or some other form of medium and encourage the children to observe...
Wonder-full Inquiry on Instagram: “Can you make a snowflake provocation to go along with our Magical Winter Forest. #kindergarten #fdk #provocation #looseparts #snow…”
145 Likes, 5 Comments - Wonder-full Inquiry (@wonderfullinquiry) on Instagram: “Can you make a snowflake provocation to go along with our Magical Winter Forest. #kindergarten #fdk…”
Using Provocations In Your Kindergarten Classroom
I have been using a lot of Reggio-inspired practices this year in my classroom and am so very happy with the results that I am seeing. One aspect that I am particularly pleased with is using provoc…
I had the opportunity to share my philosophy and program through a math lens during the Kindergarten Additional Qualification course that I co-facilitate with Joanne Babalis through York University. I appreciated the positive feedback from the participants and welcomed the idea to share some of my presentation with them, as they continue to reflect and inquire about their own math programs. I strive to remain transparent in the sharing of my journey, and I am open to learning and making…
Our Classroom Environment: Getting Set Up To Be The Third Teacher
Those who are familiar with the Reggio Emilia philosophy of education know the emphasis it puts on the physical environment of the classroom...
Spooky Hallowe’en Provocations
Hallowe'en is such a fun time of the year for children and such a great opportunity for educators to leverage intentional learning based on child-led interests. Below are some experiences that we've provided to support problem-solving and creativity, literacy, math, sensory, and art. Loose Parts Play This qtip skeleton provocation became a loose parts hit…
Mastering Measurement! - Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits
We are coming up to measurement in our curriculum and I have always felt that we needed more hands on experience in this area. This year our objectives include not only the usual non-standard units of measurement, but the introduction and use of a ruler as well. But of course before we get to those […]
KinderLife in FDK-Shelby Ewing on Instagram: “A building and measuring provocation! One student even decided to measure both sides with the cubes since they were different heights!…”
46 Likes, 2 Comments - KinderLife in FDK-Shelby Ewing (@xkinderlifex) on Instagram: “A building and measuring provocation! One student even decided to measure both sides with the cubes…”
Inquiry Spaces and Wondering Places
Please visit http:/creative-explorations-mvh.blogspot.com for all posts from the blog Inquiry Spaces and Wondering Places. I look forward to seeing you at the new blog.
Three Billy Goats Gruff Storybook STEM
This Three BIlly Goats Gruff Storybook STEM project is a perfect way to teach young kids engineering. Can you build a strong popsicle stick bridge?
Using 21st Century Skills To Create Our Own Math Games, a 3D Shape Challenge, and More
The kids really enjoyed the math challenges that I set out for them! Here are a few! One challenge was to use the their creative thinking s...