Crump/ Ivy JK Class
When we start off each morning, we never know where our learning may take us.
We start out with ideas that often times take on lives of their own. Our learning is inspired by Reggio Emilia. The Reggio Emilia philosophy is an approach to teaching, learning and advocacy for children. In its most basic form, it is a way of observing what children know, are curious about and what challenges them. We record these observations to reflect on developmentally appropriate ways to help children expand their academic and social potentials. Long term projects connect core academic areas in and out of the classroom.
North, South, East and West
As we walked back from one of our specials one morning, we ran into Mrs. Riddle. She invited us out to check out the progress on the farm. The girls immediately saw the new compass rose located at the entrance of the farm. The girls had lots of questions about it and it got them wondering!
To answer more of our questions, we started doing some researching. We learned that a compass rose helps you to find your way. We read two books about maps and two friends who were finding their way.
This is Dr. Ring standing by the lake. Her house is on the other side of the lake. -Elle
Making outside connections...
In Spanish with Senora Chelsoi, we were able to practice with maps and places we see in our barrio (neighborhood).
We can't wait to see where our new
There were 6 rabbits, 4 pigs, 7 ducks and sheep and 5 horses and cows. There were 22 animals. They are at a celebration at the park. They are excited to play in the mud and in the pond!
These last few weeks, we have been having conversations with the girls about their names and the importance of having one. We have focused on learning our friends names and being able to recognize them. Many of our centers were based on practicing our names using different types of materials and manipulatives.