The Purpose of Collections
In the Spring, when the children were in Brown Room, we read two storybooks: The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds and The Puddle Pail by Elisa Kleven, which are about creating different types of collections. The rich discussions that arose from these stories inspired our summer research in which we asked each child to curate a collection of special objects to share with their friends.
We defined a collection as any group of objects, often having a common theme, that they gathered during the summer months. Children have been very excited to bring their collections to school and have already begun to investigate them by classifying & sorting as well as drawing & painting what they observe. Over the next month, one blog each week will be featuring the children's collections as they share. Ultimately, the questions, investigations and discoveries about these collections will inform what we will share during Classroom Stories Night!
Weekly Collections Spotlight
During Morning Meeting everyday, one child is invited to share their collection. The other children are encouraged to share what they notice and ask any questions they may have about their friend's collection.
The children who shared this week were: Cal, Charlton, Ellie, and Whit.
Cal's Beach Treasures Collection
Charlton’s Star Wars Drawings Collection
Ellie’s Seed Collection
Whit’s Rock Collection
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