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.
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:
2.3demonstrate 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)
2.5interact 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)
1.5use 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)
2.3 select and use materials to carry out their own explorations