Friday, May 21
Classroom Stories Night
"Ideas fly, bounce around, accumulate, rise up, fall apart, and spread, until one of them
Embarking on a year with inquisitive and capable children dictates enormous potential with ample uncertainty. We begin with a progettazione or a projection that tethers us to the exploration of a variety of materials and to exposing the children to new and familiar languages or means by which they can express their thoughts and ideas to foster learning. Referencing Malaguzzi, as written above, the initial idea takes flight, and from their more ideas gets tossed and along the way, going back and forth between us, until we arrive at a place that determines the denouement of our journey together.
Sharing an Abbreviated Version of the Presentation with the Children:
"Janie said we can build together!" -Jane
Upon finishing our viewing of the presentation, it was as if the children were unanimously positioned to give Tree World a rest and continue their work and play in the hospital taking care of the wounded and sick people and animals. Everyone on their own time eventually announced: "Can I go to the doctor?" Evidence again of the children's connectedness, empathy, exploration of the world around them along with more simply but no less meaningfully their simpatico and desire to be together, play together, and continue their classroom stories, together.
"Tree World" expands to include "Sick Station" and a hospital for people and animals
Yesterday, we were greeted on the front lawn by another surprise guest as our mystery reader! Mike, Lucia's dad, read three great books: The Tree House that Jack Built, Papa Bring Me the Moon, and The Book With No Pictures (a new book for almost all of us!) We enjoyed them all, especially the silliness of "blurf!" Thank you for being our Mystery Reader!
Looking forward to Portfolio Review next week!
It's so wonderful having the children take the lead showcasing and sharing about their work.
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