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.
What happens when you put markers in cups of water? We asked our children what they thought and then experimented with markers and water on our light table.
The children were fascinated by what they observed - the water turned the colour of the marker almost immediately!
Wanting to extend this activity and encourage children to engage in a writing experience, we put out white paper and white crayons and encouraged the children to write 'secret messages' to one another. Children wrote on their papers with the crayon...
And used the coloured water to decode the secret message!