Can you stack 5 rocks? Reggio inspired approach to math -provocation at Mathematics and Science in School District #38 (Richmond) ≈≈

Mathematics and Science in School District (Richmond): Reggio-Inspired Mathematics: Professional Learning

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I first began teaching early childhood education about three decades ago, there were many discussions about the language that we use to name what we do. I rememb…

Invitations, Provocations and Reflective Practice

Fresh Flower Garden Play Dough

Flower Garden Play Dough

Fresh Flower Garden Play Dough- use fresh or fake flowers, loose parts, etc to create your own garden

The above invitation to learn, includes circular bases which act as a canvas for creating self-portraits out of loose-parts. Wooden bowls ;buttons, gems, yarn and beads, and mirrors ( look closely at the various features of their faces.}

The above invitation to learn, includes circular bases which act as a canvas for creating self-portraits out of loose-parts.buttons, gems, yarn and beads, and mirrors ( look closely at the various features of their faces.

The Kindergarten Program This past summer the Ontario Ministry of Education released the new Kindergarten Program document for the upcomi...

The Kindergarten Program This past summer the Ontario Ministry of Education released the new Kindergarten Program document for the upcomi.

Bricklaying for Kids. Invitation to Play.

Bricklaying for Kids. Invitation to Play.

Stone Towers | The Curious Kindergarten

Stone Towers

Close up of invitation to create Stone Towers - from The Curious Kindergarten. Think critically about rocks that are good for building.

This is a colourful and fun fine motor activity for children. Utilizing the loose parts, they can create their own artwork on mirrors, threading beads using string or using glue to attach pieces. Sorting through colours and making patterns, all things to encourage learning and imagination. At the end, they can have a take-home art project that they can be proud of.

Mirrors, Mosaics & Threading Beads

Playdough provocation: Inventor's Workshop. Chatterpix The Curious Kindergarten.

Playdough Provocations: Inventor’s Workshop!

If you are looking for a way to jazz up the materials at your playdough table, I have a tried and tested provocation that I’m sure your students will love: The Inventor’s Workshop.

Lots of creative activities using rocks, stones, and pebbles fro Stimulating Learning with Rachel

Invitation to paint with kitchen utensils. Fun painting activity for all ages.

Painting with kitchen utensils

Inquiring Minds: Mrs. Myers' Kindergarten: 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 bringing leaves from them into our classroom.

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