Rainey Room B
Houses have been a pop-up interest in RRB, but the pop-up is starting to find foundation. Early on in the year, we observed the relational exchanges that the children were making through the language of construction. Periodically, the narrative of shelter was played out and books about castles or other architecture were explored. The fact that some children were at home attending virtual school, while other children remained in attendance within the physical classroom has remained in the back of our minds as a reality of a new and ongoing home-to-school connection. So we had in mind that houses might be of particular interest to the children.
The design and construction of houses kept arising in our (adult) minds. However, in accordance with the Reggio approach we could not go deeper into the study of houses before taking it to the children to authentically discern the their interest in the topic and their existing knowledge giving "houses" the importance of our initial assessment. What is it about houses that the children care about -- why houses? Additionally, what is a house and what makes a house (the physical structure) become a home?
The children present their work to each other:
Illustrative Reflections from the Break
Brown Room fortuitously provides research help: