Just Let Me Play
Last week we welcomed families of next year's FDK classes to our school. We thrived to express how the FDK can truly benefit the whole child. The photo on your left is what our classroom looks like in the morning, before all the activities and research begins. Please note, the chairs on the carpet were for the parents' presentation. FDK students are free to position their chairs and seats anywhere in the classroom during inquiry.
We answered questions such as...
Are they sleepy?
Do they get homework?
They "just" play?
When do they eat snack?
What should I teach my children this summer?
What is the washroom routine like?
I enjoyed teaching parents more about the Reggio Emilia education philosophy and showing them our students' inquiry binders in our inquiry classroom library. We strongly emphazied the important role the families of the students play in their child's education. Our students did a wonderful job ensuring our classroom looked just like play time.
Did you notice where our carpet is positioned? Yes... in the middle of the room! Our carpet area acts like a hub linking our inquiry centres together and inviting students to bring their learning and connections amongst all centres.
Take a look at our bulletin boards, all our walls are presented by the works of the FDK students. Students are in charge of their area and their work shows their confidence and inclusivity in the classroom.
Did I mention, families enjoyed our real tree stump lounge and nature area?