You are invited to our Educator Workshop. This workshop is open to all Educators and those who desire to see and experience Inquiry Education through a “Child’s Eye’s” . There will be engaging discussion, presentations, and group work. Please register below and be prepared to see a World of Wonder…
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The Spring Festival was an exciting and worthwhile event that brought together teachers, children and parents in an educational environment outside of the classroom.
The celebration welcomed parents into our school by connecting the students’ school and home selves, and offered the families an opportunity to get to know our teachers and check in on the progression of projects. Parents are a vital part of Reggio Emilia based learning. Teachers are seen as partners that guide children’s curiosity through child-led provocations. This is just as important as the children in their home environment learning with their parents. To ensure a healthy and productive learning environment at home and at Little Wonders it is crucial for the parents and teachers to work together by participating in activities with the children. The Spring Festival was a great way to involve the parents while the children learned and explored new information at the petting zoo.
Interacting with animals first-hand allowed the children to not only see the different types of animals but they were able to smell and hear the animals. It was a rich sensory experience that engaged the children to observe, reflect and retain new information through their senses. The interaction was not only a fun and exciting experience, it provided the children the opportunity to practice vocabulary, consider the associations between animals and their home habitats and practice interacting with other forms of life by being gentle and respectful.
The older students also celebrated changes that occur in spring, such as the importance of processes like pollination. The festival marked an opportunity to celebrate that study, and feel the changes we’ve discussed close-up. Children, teachers and parents are three equally important components in the (Reggio) philosophy’s educational process and this festival not only celebrated the blossoming of flowers; but the budding of stronger relationships and the blooming of intelligence inside our classroom and beyond.
“We should remember that there is no creativity in the child, if there is no creativity in the adult: the competent and creative child exists if there is a competent and creative adult.”
Little Wonders is teaming up with Google to provide a summer school program packed with creativity, innovation, and technology!
The children will focus on two projects with Google, presentations on a Biome and a Digital Book.
The Biome Presentation:
Students will define “biome”. They will explain the link (interdependence) between a biome’s geopgraphical features, climate and its wildlife, plant life, and human inhabitants. Students will identify adaptations of human, animal and plant life in various biomes. Students will identify and locate various biomes on a map of the world (for example: tundra, grasslands, desert, temperate forests, rain forests, oceans, etc.)
The Digital Book Presentation:
Students will use a digital arts program to produce digital sketches. Students will practice their technology skills while developing literacy skills. The students stories and artwork will be assembled using Google Presentation to create digital books to print or view online.
Google has now opened a Houston location, and the staff will visit Little Wonders throughout the summer to assist the children in these projects. For more information on Google in Education click on the following link…..
Aside from these two major projects, the summer program will include weekly field trips, art guidance with Marjon Aucoin, Educational guidance with Robin Martin, and Physical Education with Chip Ambres.
For more information call 281-208-9545
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rater than undermines) creativity.
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we are educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Click on the following to listen to Ken Robinson speak about how schools kill creativity……
Little Wonders is a wonderful learning center located right here in Missouri City. This is where talent, imagination and professional skills are being dedicated to the teaching of our young children.
We understand that children learn differently. Through observation and listening, we encourage each individual’s unique learning styles; while focusing on their physical, educational and emotional needs.