I am a Reggio Emilia inspired Full Day Kindergarten teacher and mother to three young children. This blog is meant as a communication tool for the families of our children and as a learning tool for the many educators who follow us. Please feel free to comment on posts and participate in our collective understanding of emergent curriculum.
We read a book today called "Spectacular Spectacles" and were inspired to make our own! First we read and discussed the book.
Then we referred to some non-fiction books that had pictures of masks and other fancy face coverings in order to help us create our own.
Here are our creations!
Some Ontario Curriculum Expectations fulfilled by this activity included:
1.5use language in various contexts to connect new experiences with what they already know (e.g., contribute ideas orally during shared or interactive writing; contribute to conversations at learning centres; respond to teacher prompts)
1.7use specialized vocabulary for a variety of purposes (e.g., terms for things they are building or equipment they are using)
2.4respond to a variety of materials read aloud to them (e.g., paint, draw, or construct models of characters or settings)
2.10retell information from non-fiction materials that have been read by and with the EL–K team in a variety of contexts (e.g., read-alouds, shared reading experiences), using pictures and/or props