Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ahoy Matey!

The children created a really interesting pirate ship today at the building center. They combined blocks, tubes, and fabric in their creation!

The ship was quite complex with an area for steering and many look out points!

A true pirate ship flag, complete with menacing skulls!

On the lookout!

The secret map that will lead our pirates to the treasure!

Some Ontario Curriculum expectations this activity fulfilled includes:

2.3 demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, and confidence in their approach to learning by selecting and completing learning tasks (e.g., choose learning centres independently, try something new, persevere with tasks)

2.5 interact cooperatively with others in classroom events and activities (e.g., offer and accept help in group situations, engage in small- and large-group games and activities, participate in democratic decision making)

1.5 use 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)

1.7 use specialized vocabulary for a variety of purposes (e.g., terms for things they are building or equipment they are using)

2.3 select and use materials to carry out their own explorations

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! I recognize those expectations ;-) What involved play. It's wonderful that the children are able to transport materials to other parts of the classroom as they develop their play.


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