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We are currently developing the legend of the dragon fruit! Last week we examined a dragon fruit in class and all of the children asked what this strange “fruit” was. We wrote the word “dragon fruit” on the light table next to the fruit and started the exploration by sounding out the name of the food and going over the letters in it.
This gave us an opportunity to read. To illustrate this and expand their understanding of letters, we would ask the children to think of words that sound similar to the word we were sounding out. So, for the “d” in dragon fruit, they came up with the words “dog” and “duck” because all three make the “d” sound.
After this activity, we asked the children why it’s called a dragon fruit. Their responses invoked deep level thinking and illustrated their curiosity: Continue reading
We believe in providing our children with many different materials that are considered “loose parts” because this opens a door to creativity and imagination. Children are able to create things out of loose parts that us as adults would never think of and this creates opportunities to learn in so many different ways.
In a preschool, loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried,combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. Continue reading
Our students began a project on starting a restaurant that emerged from the dress up area. Click on the link below to recall how it all began…
Since creating this menu, the students have shared many thoughts and ideas of what they would like to do and create to carry on this project… Continue reading