Our Kindergarten group came to the atelier to build upon a sorting activity. They entered the room to find each table topped with materials that can be used to make sounds. They initiated sorting between soft and loud sounds. As each child created a sound, they placed the materials to the corresponding board – loud or soft.
On their own, they discovered that some materials make loud and soft sounds, in which they created a new category – BOTH! The paint brushes and sea shells fell in this category.
Another child wanted to make a sound with out materials, in which he used his fingers, this led to the children drawing fingers to represent the loud sound.
At the end of the lesson, the children wanted to draw “about what they did”. They collaborated and drew reflections of the lesson.