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Spring is in full swing, and so is our garden! Lately, the children have been busy tending to the gardens in the playground, observing and participating in the gardening and harvesting of our crops. So far, we have had three harvests of sugar snap and snow peas. More surprisingly, we have also found daikon and onions in the garden! These experiences inspired us to explore gardening further.
On the first day of school, the children began a conversation about the sky. Two of the children were telling another child that there are seven skies. The teachers overheard this discussion and asked, “What are the 7 skies?”
The students lifted their hands as high as they could in order to show that this was the “highest level of sky.” Then, they began to list the order:
First is “heaven sky”
2) Space sky
3) Earth sky
4) Dirt sky
The teacher asked, “What is dirt sky?” They answered, “That is the sky that we are on, we are walking on it, it is right on top of the dirt.” Continue reading
One morning we brought the students into the art studio to examine all fo the blue objects that they brought from home. Our goal was to simply have them examine, explore, wonder, describe, encourage curiosity, and open their eyes to the value of color. The world is not compromised of the basic colors in a crayon box and we wanted them to discover that.
On the first day, the only way they could describe the different colors of the objects was by saying it’s either “dark blue” or “light blue.” However, after describing an object as light blue, we introduced them to an even lighter blue object and they immediately were confused on what to say. Continue reading