This week, Nov 14-18, the students will be invited to explore the centers photographed here.
The students love to sing Oh Canada in the mornings so I wanted them to contribute to making a Canada Flag for our classroom. They were able to use fine motor skills as they ripped paper and glued it on. It also provided an opportunity to work collaboratively with friends.
In numeracy we are beginning to explore number sense and the students are invited to make sets as they represent numbers 1-10.
As we continue to play with and explore the alphabet, the students were provoked with the question "What does your Alphabet look like?" They were encouraged to use the loose parts to represent various letters of the alphabet.
A final center that was introduced this week, that blends very well with our construction site/office explorations and project is the Architectural center. Students were provided photographs of different building structures and small blocks that work well on a table surface in hopes that they would explore building on a smaller scale. They also have clipboards, paper and pencils to encourage them to represent their work in another form, by drawing a 3D object in 2D form.
As our week continues, some centers will change and it's always exciting to see where the students take the provocations I've set out!
Thanks for reading,
(November 15, 2016)