Children at Work 11.9 - 11.13
An Exploration of The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
To some this is a rock. To us, it is a slide.
"We thought that you were an animal."
"What I'm wearing on my head came from an animal."
A Japanese Maple?
It is beautiful to watch the children freely explore this space, especially as it is beginning to become more familiar to them. We ask ourselves, how can repeated exposure over time help to shape experience, refine knowledge, and ignite interests both new and old?
Enjoy the photographs above and below, documenting our visit to the garden.
A special thank you to all of the chaperones who were able to join us for this trip. Your support was so appreciated and needed.
Interviewing a local expert about rose bushes.
Franklin uses his map reading skills to lead teachers and children through the gardens.
Children look into the pond. They are in search of crabs.
Brian is giving a motivational speech before sending the children into the garden.
Kai gets cozy in the garden with his book baggie. A garden is as good a place as any to get some reading in.
What's that you've found, Iris?
Pricilla leads the children in a game before they board the bus.
Light and Shadow Exploration
How can an exploration like this expand our imagination?
How can it support us as story tellers?
What new interests will develop in response to light and shadow play?
How are current interest and studies supported through light and shadow play?
Preparing for a Publishing Party on November 25th!
Important Information and Announcements
Book Baggie Sewing:
We will begin to have children sew pieces of fabric onto other pieces of fabric. These designs will eventually be attached to their individual book baggies. If you would like to help children sew during exploration, or if you are interested in sewing their final products onto their bags using a sewing machine, please let us know ASAP.
Family Teacher Conferences:
This Thursday and Friday we will be hosting Family Teacher Conferences. If you've not yet signed up, you may this coming week. A schedule of remaining times will be posted outside of our classroom. We're looking forward to sharing your child's work and experience with you during this time.
Compass Gala 2015:
Our Gala is quickly approaching. This is a great event, and our biggest fundraiser of the year. We would love for all Maple families to attend. Please click on one of the links below to purchase ticket, or volunteer your time. If you'd like to purchase a ticket at a discounted price, please enter the code compass family before you complete your purchase.
Additionally, if you see Liza thank her for all of her hard work. She is a Maple class parent, and one of the Gala's co-chairs.