Continuation of School Tours
Loris Malaguzzi, the founder of the Reggio pedagogy, once wrote “children have the right to be recognized… as both source and constructors of their own experiences, and are therefore active participants in the organization of their identities, abilities and autonomy through relationships and interactions with peers, adults, ideas and objects”. Following this, it is our intention that the children develop trust in each other, the materials and the school space. To facilitate this, we continued with our school tours this week. Children went in groups of two and chose what in the school they wanted to see. For some it was the bell tower and the church and for others it was the elevator and other classrooms.
Cal and Ragnar
Ford and Rawls
Rawls and Fay
Rawls offered to accompany Fay on her school tour today. They began exploring the hallway and eventually found the elevator. When they exited the elevator, both noticed the skylight on the ceiling. Rawls reached for it and upon discovering that he wasn’t tall enough to do so remarked “ I not reach high”. He noticed “rectangles!” in the window pane pattern and was excited about this discovery. Fay enjoyed the tour, and shared Rawls’ observation of the rectangles.
Charlton and Ramsey
Charlton and Ramsey shared an interest in the church, particularly the sanctuary space. They began with an exploration of the balcony, but quickly decided they wanted to be on the church’s ground level. Charlton, speculating from the balcony what might be downstairs suggested, “There might be Spider-Man down there. There might be Leonardo down there from ninja turtles. He can stay late with his brothers”. Below is a conversation between Ramsey and Charlton as they plan how to get down to the sanctuary.
Let’s not go down there. -Ramsey
But, this is the church -Charlton
How do you think can we get down to the sanctuary? -Karen
I think we need stairs.- Charlton
After the two of them returned back upstairs from their explorations:
Let’s go back down again. - Charlton
What’s that noise? Check it out. - Ramsey
Ragnar and Mimi
Please enjoy this slideshow that contains pictures from the rest of our day!