Mosaic Work Continues
"It's origami world!"
That was what Janie said when she saw all of the origami on display in the middle room. It's an impressive collection and it also represents true hands-on learning. As children use their fine motor skills to fold and crease the paper into animals, shapes and structures, they are using spatial reasoning, using their ability to follow directions in a sequence, as well as building understanding of part-whole relationships (fractions) and geometry (shapes and angles). Did we mention it's also a lot of fun?
Pegs and Patterns
Children have been working with the pegboards in both Tucker Room and KW. There have been interesting discoveries along the way. This week, we noticed a lot of patterns in their work. Patterns are often described as the language of mathematics. The KW crew is adept at pattern recognition, pattern creation, pattern description, pattern extension, and pattern reproduction. Here's some examples:
A Quick Look at Everything Else
We filled out our two days with time in the outdoor classroom, memory games, small building and building at the light table, and stories with Molly!
Happy Birthday, Jordan!
Here's a look at the dozens (maybe hundreds?) messages Jordan received for his birthday! He also receive the generous gift from KW parents at dismissal today. We wish Jordan has a great birthday weekend! We wish you a wonderful weekend as well!
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