Children and Their Work 4.4 - 4.8
Additionally, we enjoy having parents in to share more about what they love and do while their children are at school. If you would like to co-lead a morning meeting alongside us, or facilitate an exploration center, please email us.
Space Exploration and Planning Play
In hollow blocks/dramatic play, children were encouraged to plan their play. They can be seen in the photograph above writing a song. This song was written by a musical dog. It was eventually performed by all involved in the planning of play. To continue and fulfill their plan, they will have to now decide how they would like to show a second dog using his super senses to evade trouble.
Planning play can really support and serve the imagination.
Exploring Story Problems and Sharing Our Strategies
Take a look at your math strategies packet. Can you determine which strategies these children used?
What gorgeous thinking we are continually seeing from the Maples as they engage in problem solving across their days. Through activities such as these, they'll be exposed to more efficient and clear ways in which to express their understanding, thinking and process through pictures, numbers and words. The use of a number line and bossing numbers around are but two of the strategies our children are currently experimenting with during this period of immersion.
Looking to Texts Across Genre to Learn More About a Single Topic
This coming week, our school's shared library will, with hope, be reopening. This will provide our children the perfect opportunity to shop purposefully across genre. We'll also be checking across multiple sources to prove or disprove facts about a single topic this coming week.
Take a look at these photos, as they highlight cross genre titles about space.