I have worked very hard to create an environment that beckons kids to explore. I love the Reggio Emilia philosophy of the environment being the third teacher. Here is a little tour of our room.
|Our Listening Station|
|Our Meeting Area|
|From the back by the cubbies|
|From the front of the room looking back|
|Our Color Chart|
|The Letters for our Word Wall|
|Our Class Rules|
|Our Number Line|
|Tools for kids to refer to when writing and reading.|
|Natural Materials at the Building Area (Paper blocks have been replaced by wood blocks).|
|Small Sample of our Loose Parts Collection|
We use art a lot in our projects, for fun, and to document our learning. Tempra paint, water colors, oil pastels, collage, clay and many other mediums are used in our art studio!
|Part of our Art Studio- Lots of important work goes on here!|
Documentation of the children's learning can be found all over our room! This gives the kids a chance to reflect and remember past inquiries!
|Documentation of patterns we found in our shell collection.|
|Documentation on a project celebrating our differences|
Our Exploration table sometimes explores, science, sometimes explores art, and sometimes explores both at the same time!
Here are our exploration shelves. We keep tools that we may use for exploration (Microscope, Magnifying glasses) and materials to explore.
This is our Math Area. I would love to replace the trays with more natural materials. Someday!
|Writing paper and materials for making books|
Any art that decorates our room is also made by the kids! Here are some samples:
|Working together to create art. They named these Fall Nature and Friendship|
|Creating beauty while strengthening our fine motor skills|
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our room!