Author Archives: Little Wonders
The kindergarten class has started the school year off by currently studying the parts of a plant and what the functionality of those parts are.
In order to asses their understanding of this subject, the teachers asked them to draw the parts of a plant. As a group, they also discussed what a plant needs to grow and wrote the key terms together.
The students were then given play dough in order for them to represent the new information that they learned in a three dimensional way.
A new session is starting! And we are excited to offer a class to our young children as well!
Children will take private art lessons with Marjon F. Aucion and Dandee Warhol inside of our school at Yellowhouse Atelier. Classes are available to our students and the public as well.
You may Email: Bethteix.Reggiowonders@gmail.com or go to www.Yellowhouse-atelier.com to Register!
The provocation for this project provided the students with an opportunity to use observational skills when studying a flower, color identification, counting, and shape recognition.
Children were presented with a live flower and asked to identify shapes and colors of each part of the flower. Once all the parts were identified the teachers provided the children with markers and green paper and had the children draw the corresponding parts on each flower.
The majority of the children were able to identify their colors when asked. Furthermore, to develop the children’s fine motor skills, the teachers had them practice drawing circles for the petals and lines for the stem. Some children drew multiple circles fin order to represent the petals on the flower. Other children showed progression with their lines and continually drew them to represent the stem
Overall, the children understood exceptionally well when exploring color recognition, math skills and drawing shapes. With more provocations , the children will have the opportunity to improve their fine motor skills and more complex scribbles will begin to emerge from their work.
Children in house room have been practicing their pattern development using paper, color pencils, and a crayon. They were eager to begin as they quickly began drawing their patterns on their paper. Our goal was to create a sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying.
The children have been introduced to the concept of melodies and are beginning to be able to create their own. When creating melodies, the children are not only developing mentally, but also socially and emotionally. They are able to compose a short musical piece and that may boosts their ability to analyze and problem solve.
As children learn to solve problems for themselves they begin to gain confidence in their own abilities and they develop kinds of attitudes and skills that will serve them well in school and in life. practicing our melodies on the piano allows them to think flexibly and practice patience and persistence.
The children were presented with play dough and leaves at the light table as a provocation.
Some began by concentrating on building, and adding leaves into the play dough. The stems were too soft to easily stick into the play dough. This required the children to have great concentration and find a way to stick the leaves straight into the play dough.
Another set of children compared big and small objects. Together the children and teachers counted and compared small and big leaves and play dough “balls” and “snakes”.
One child showed the group how to roll a snake and the teacher would ask, “where is the small snake?” and the child would hold up a little “snake” very proud! He did the same with the big “snake” big ball, small ball, etc.
The children also worked on rolling snakes, pulling and pushing the play dough together.
Allowing children to engage in play dough activity has many benefits to it:
1.)Fine motor skill development
2.)Calming and therapeutic
3.)Creativity and imagination
4.)Develops hand eye coordination
5.) Social Skills
6.)Literacy and Numeracy development
7.) Promotes Play