What does learning look like?
Now we understand learning is unique, just like we are! On a daily basis our students forge new relationships while learning to think as architects, scientists, leaders, mathematicians, readers, writers and most importantly community members, all through play.
Today, if you looked closely at our amazing 5 and 6 year olds, you would see:
- JS sitting in the middle of her peers explaining why she is shaving her head at our upcoming Shave Your Lid for a Kid event.
- A group of students moving from fear to wonder as they examine and research different insects using our Zoomy magnifying camera.
- GS pouring over his blueprints to ensure his diagram and labels detailing his invention, are ready to share with a global audience on our Wonder Blog.
- Pairs of students sitting together, giving feedback about how they can improve their work.
- A group of 5 students negotiating loudly at the block centre about what and how to build eventually coming to a consensus to use parts of everyone’s ideas and talents to create playscapes.
- 68 kindergarten students discovering ice melting, puddles forming, shadows lengthening while they ‘play’ outside.
What do our students teach us? Be brave. Try new things. Let go of fear. Dream big!
Learning needs to be messy, noisy, challenging, and most importantly, always WORTHWHILE!
@HeatherMMckay @JaimeHatchette are 2 kindergarten teachers on a curious journey where each day is filled with learning, playing, and creating. Join our journey: @wander4wonder1 and http://kidblog.org/ASK13/