Happy Friday! What a wonderful night talking with you at parent night! For those of you that didn’t get a chance to attend parent, I wanted to give you a rundown of our presentation. We talked about the threads in our classroom.
A thread is:
- An approach to curriculum development that emerges directly from the interests of the child and is fostered by the guidance of the teachers.
- Through open ended and collaborative provocations and explorations, children are offered the opportunities to express themselves freely.
- It is through these expressions that children navigate all developmental domains in a deeply meaningful and personal manner.
Here are some of the threads of learning and interest that are happening in the classroom.
“The spinesaurus and tyrannosaurus are different because the spinesaurus has spikes and the tyrannosaurus doesn’t. They both have the same footprints.” -Chiezue
Friends in Malaysia
We have some pen pals in Malaysia. We will be writing letters and doing some collaborative artwork with another Reggio School.
Planes, Balloons and Trains
Learning about our friends in Malaysia across the ocean, talk of how we travel emerged. How could we get across the ocean? Friends began talking about hot air balloons, airplanes and trains. They made trains out of big boxes and airplanes out of blocks. Friends had ideas about how hot air balloons work.
“We use to think it was called a locust, but it’s a cicada.” -Everett
We would love your input. Please share anecdotes and pictures about your child’s interests. Let us know what they are sharing with you at home, especially regarding our threads.
Have a great weekend!