Sharing Our Space and Working Together
We're working together. ...Because we need to share this building together." -Henri
We finished up our school day with the objective of building, all together, in our construction space.
The children were in motion with each of them participating in their own way!
The progression of the building continued while materials were confidently removed from the shelves. Eventually, many materials were seen on the floor. This provided an opportunity to consider the intentional use of materials and sharing of our space as we work. If the materials are all over the floor, then the floor is not as open to comfortably, carefully, and effectively move around the space. So we paused and set the intention to make a choice to pick up materials on the floor and either connect them to our building or to put back onto our shelves.
Our Third Teacher the Environment
Our classroom continues to come alive with our symbols and pictures!
Symbols are selected! The children's symbol stamps have been placed in the drawers of our symbol box (above). The symbols have also been added to the birthday calendar and next to each child's cubby photo (below). This will continue to support the children to identify each other and what belongs to them.
Familiarizing Ourselves with Days, Schedules, and Plans