Tube Play - Laughing Kids Learn
Simple to set up and great for fine motor control in babies and toddlers, this activity can be made as complicated as you or your child wishes. Great fun and educational.
Little People, Big Minds on Instagram: “We love exploring natural materials with magnifying glasses. I did post this earlier this year but I thought I'll post it again as it's not…”
73 Likes, 8 Comments - Little People, Big Minds (@littlepeoplebigminds) on Instagram: “We love exploring natural materials with magnifying glasses. I did post this earlier this year but…”
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A month of exploration, discovery, and learning.
This has been such a glorious first month where we have developed new skills and shared many special moments together! We have learned to: Play, think, wonder, and learn Interact safely within our classroom and with our classmates (share, cooperate, solve social conflicts, etc.) Clean up after ourselves Listen attentively to the person who is speaking Follow simple instructions Load and unload our backpacks (take out our agendas and library books) Line up to visit the library, gym, or music…
WHAT IS INQUIRY BASED LEARNING?
Traditionally, classrooms in Ontario have followed the rote learning model, which is a technique based on repetition and memorization. But recently, those classrooms are disappearing in favour of a more collaborative space, in which teachers are facilitators using a technique called inquiry-based teaching. “Inquiry-based teaching is an approach to instruction that begins with exploring curriculum content and providing a framework for the students to ask their own questions which builds…
The Brilliant Child
Happy Summer 2012! I have been so busy with new roles in my career but that hasn't stopped me from taking numerous pictures throughout the year...nor my intentions of recording the work that takes place in this environment! I can't wait to share them with you - FINALLY! AND...thank you for being patient! This year I humbly serve as a Head Directress of a preprimary room, a faculty member, and a board member of a Montessori society...exciting roles indeed! In addition, I have been trying to…
Mason Jar Crafts: Picnic In A Jar
A Picnic In A Jar is one of the mason jar crafts that's perfect for parties. Customize the food in a jar, colors and the washi tape for the party or shower!
The Colours of Fall Inquiry
In October we went on our first nature walk of the school year. In the weeks leading up to our walk, many children had begun to notice the changes that were happening outside. Leaves were being bro…