Throughout various learning explorations and investigations, children are inspired to know and do more. Whether it be reading texts and books, watching videos, asking questions, applying new concepts and skills in imaginative play, our students continue to grow in their knowledge and curiosities. While all this learning is happening, relationships continue to exist at the center of child development. This includes relationships between children and their teachers, each other, materials, and the learning environment. True to our values, the "school" environment (classroom, TinkerLab, parks, etc.) fosters relationships between the child and these various other things.
We had a surprise guest this week! A friend of mine and teacher at another school had a day off from his school so he wanted to visit ours. He spent an afternoon with us rearranging the classroom, working with kids during number play, and building Legos in the TinkerLab. This was an excellent opportunity to see how our children respond to a visitor in their learning space and listen to them talk about things they do at school. It was a great to see and makes us want to welcome more guests into our learning spaces!
This site was created by Colin Reynolds as the SK Lead Teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. Stephanie Holdridge was the apprentice teacher for the academic year.. You can contact me via e-mail or follow me on Twitter.