Thursday, October 27, 2011

That Perfect Little Bunny

A tree truck slab, by it very design, prompted Lorena to make this bunny. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's Just a Broken Tree!

The all green tree.

The funny tree;half green and half colorful.

The totally changed tree!

The broken tree!

During our morning nature walk the children noticed an abundance of colourful trees.

Sofia- This tree is all green but the other ones are colourful.

Then Karina noticed a tree that was half green and half yellow and orange.

Karina- This is a funny tree!

Teacher- Why is it funny?

Karina- It has different colors on it because it is autumn now!

As we walked further along the path Jack noticed a tree with leaves that had completely changed. 

Jack- The leaves will fall off the tree soon because they are different colors and winter is coming!

Leo stumbled upon a tree that had no leaves.

Leo- This tree is broken!

Teacher- Why do you think this tree is broken?

Leo- The wind made the leaves fall to the ground so the tree is broken.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Fellow Teachers,

On behalf of all the educators at Reggio Kids, we would like to thank you for visiting our blog. Since it was launched in May of 2010 we have had 35744 visits from people all over the world. I have had the pleasure to dialogue with educators from China, Malaysia, Australia, Ireland, Italy and so many more.
We look forward to continuing our relationships and hope that you find as much joy in viewing these entries as we find in sharing them.

In the next few weeks, by popular request to post an ongoing project, a sister blog, will be launched to follow the exploration of our city, Toronto; a project that is being currently pursued by our three JK/SK Classes.

For now I wish you a life full of adventure.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?

This wonderful story by Eric Carle provides children with a hands on approach to learning colors. So put away those flash cards and precut tools and make some fossils!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Beautiful House

“There is a mountain in the forest with a lake. There is a house on top of the mountain because people live there. I live in a house too! My house also has a door like this one. Now let’s do the sky, the sky is blue but the clouds are white”. -Dimi

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Don't Fall In The Water!

Leo noticed a long stick resting on the wall and asked if he could use it to make a bridge.  Jack assisted him by creating one side of the base (using 5 tree cookies). Meanwhile Leo and Charlotte stacked six cookies on the opposite side. Jack placed the stick on top of the two bases.
Teacher- What is happening to the bridge?
Leo- It’s falling. It’s falling, the people will fall into the water.
Teacher- Do you know why the people will fall in the water?
Leo- It’s not even.
Jack- It has to be the same on both sides so the people won’t fall off. ( A lesson in symmetrical building)
Leo- We need a railing.
Teacher- Why do we need a railing?
Leo- If the people don’t have anything to hold onto the people will fall off the bridge.
Teacher- So what do you suggest we do about that?
Jack- We need to make a railing so the people don’t fall into the water.