We have set up the classroom to invite the children to explore their curiosities, and forge new friendships along the way. This year we have a large returning group of Butterflies (Senior Kindergarten students) and a smattering of new Caterpillars (Junior Kindergarten students).
|Planning a nest for the bird.|
|Creating an ocean picture.|
|Making a cake for a birthday.|
|Drawing a backdrop for the animal farm.|
|Making a castle with a flower garden.|
|Creating with playdoh.|
|Working with dry and wet sand.|
|Drawing and writing outside.|
|Drawing and writing in the sand.|
|Finding secret places to play outside our classroom.|
|Being curious about living things in our environment.|
|Using outdoor spaces to engage our senses in learning.|
Back in the classroom we have been engaged in a colour inquiry. I put out an experiment into colour mixing, hoping the children would be curious and have had a line up ever since for all the kiddos to have a turn to learn about colour mixing in our newly created Art Atelier.
|What do you think about these colours?|
We are documenting the children's learning throughout this inquiry and have already begun to post their comments and photos inside the classroom. Here are a few of the photos so far, however stay tuned for an entire Blog post about our learning.
|Learning to use the tools properly.|
|Making observations when we mix two colours together.|
|Making lighter and darker colours.|
|Looking at the effects of adding white.|
|How many colours do you see?|