The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

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

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Loose Parts

What does that mean, really?
And why have them in a classroom?

Well, the pictures show all the learning that happens with loose material that are found and become play materials for creative learners like our children in the wonderful world of kindergarten!

Teachers see...

...Children representing their world
 
 ...perimeter, edge, around
 
...self-portrait
 
...proportional reasoning, area, filling
...natural world representation
...building, spatial reasoning, trial and error, story telling
...collaboration, relationship building, peer modelling
...3 dimensional building, reflective perspective
...self-esteem
"Look at my doggie! Take a picture, I want to sign up to share!"

...shape, spatial reasoning
...balance, symmetry
...patterning, space, area

...critical thinking
...light, shadow, reflection, through, perspective, depth, collaboration,
...peer-modelling, relationship building, idea sharing, wonder
...counting, numeracy
...imagination, creativity, choice, decision making
...home connection, literacy, sets, skip counting

...spatial and proportional reasoning, 3-dimensional building, area, representation
...around, across, above, on top, taller, shorter, below, shape, discussion

The teachers see the joy and wonder and discovery...
The teachers hear the language of math, the language of learning...

The loose parts connect the play!

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