The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

Welcome to our Reggio Emilia inspired classroom at Dr. David Suzuki School.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

A Classroom Contest

We have entered a contest and are hoping for your votes!
This past year, we began a partnership with Natural Pod.
Click on their name to find out more about them and their philosophy about play.
They have invited us to join in their contest to win a Natural Play Classroom!
We've entered 5 'Invitations To Play'

Voting for us is as easy as clicking on each link then clicking on 'VOTE'

We need votes!

Entry 1 - Mrs. St. Onge put her special touch on this invitation at the light table. 

This Natural Pod light table is always busy and home to curiosity, discovery and imagination. Mrs. St. Onge brings together the children's interest in building and adds in natural materials.

Shining a light on open materials.


Entry 2 - Block play and dramatic play go hand in hand. Mrs. Brent invites the children to become part of the animal world. An insect laden tree, a wild kingdom valley and a reptile lair between them offers the children many ways to enter into play and understanding about living creatures.

 Form, fun and fables come together in this invitation to play in the block centre.

Entry 3 - Hearing children engaged in 'fairy play' gave Mrs. Pizzuto an idea. Fairies need a place to live...and so began Fairy Land. Ms. Lecoq set up a creation station and helped the children construct  furniture and fairies. Many fairies now live in Fairy Land, each with unique abilities and all with their own story.

Fairy tales and free play. The creation of Fairy Land.

Entry 4 - Head out on a nature walk in the wonderful world of kindergarten and you'll find groups of children gathered near Mrs. Pizzuto and Mrs. St. Onge as they help the children discover oh-so-much about the natural world. Bringing the outdoors in and offering an invitation to play in the art studio inspires sculpted nature scenes.

Sculptures and scenery with natural materials in the art studio.

Entry 5 - There's always a reason to go outside to play! This day, windy weather was our inspiration. Ms. Lecoq, together with student teachers Miss Wilkins and Miss Garrett were the assistants to a crew of kite makers. Our wonderful wagon is a regular invitation to play and was packed for just such a day with an addition of colourful ribbons. Kites and ribbons in hand...the wind, the wagon and the wonderful world of kindergarten played and played.

Outdoors...the original play station.

 We have just one month to gather as many votes as possible. 
The contest is open to many Early Years groups 
in North America and Australia with close to 300 entries. 
Please share this post for our best chance to win.
Thank you for supporting us!!!

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