Just Let Me Play
Being a FDK teacher allows me to professionally grow everyday. Working through play in the classroom allows students to express themselves creativity and bring froward their natural strengths. Early lerners are strong and and capable thinkers. Early learners require the confidence and motivation to love and learn from their play and bring fourth their natural sense of curiosity.
In our classroom, encouraging our students to share their work and think critically about their creations allows them to share their perspectives and modes of reasoning behind their work. It is not only adorable, it is genius. Better yet, it is natural. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational approach, my blog will continue to document my journey with fabulous photos of my favourite teachers... my FDK students. Photos, dialogue, ideas, tasks, activities and articles are in collaboration with my teaching DECE partner. Working as a team and sharing a passion for teaching early learners is a gift we both cherish to have.
Student structure photograph dialogue:
Student: "Ms. D I made a city with slides and towers. Look it can go down!"
Ms. D: "What a great city! I really like how the slide looks like an inclined plane! What are these?" (pointing at the vertical branches)
Student: "trees, big ones!"