ReggioFitness is an innovative program that teaches children to love physical activity, develop motor and co-ordination skills and stresses the importance of being healthy. At our Bourke Street centre, the children again met with Mr Andrew and Miss Margarita from @soccastars - engaging in some soccer fun! At first, they made sure to stretch out all of their muscles. Then they ran around and jumped over witches hats, before sending the soccer ball flying towards the goal!
2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
3.2 Children take an increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
In our Sunshine Room at Bourke St, the children are working on a ‘Transport Project’ which stemmed from the children’s interest in vehicles. To extend on this interest and contribute to their project, educators implemented a creative experience that encourages children to explore as they create.
Educators stacked several wooden blocks and attached a long piece of cardboard, which the selected from our recycling scraps. Educators then provided children with various vehicles such as trains, cars, trucks etc, along with some paint.
The children were encouraged to dip the wheels in the paint and push their vehicles down the ramp. In doing so, the children were able to visualise movement and momentum as the vehicles left a trail on the cardboard.
1.1: Children feel safe, secure and supported
4.1: Children develop depositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
4.2: Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentations, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
4.3: Children transfer and adapt what they have learnt from one context to another.
5.3: Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.
“You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their body, but not their soul for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow; which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backwards nor tarries with yesterday.” Source unknown. Big thank you 🙏 🔥 to @mama_and_the_gypsies for sharing this quote. ♥️ You are an inspirational mama/woman/human being.
Birthday girl a while back celebrating the BIG 4 by painting her birthday canvas! We don’t do you traditional birthdays celebrations in our class. We don’t do treats are parties but we do make our friends feel extremely special and loved on their big day. We sing to them and we tell them things we like about them and they get to paint their campus. Every child has a blank canvas, with their name and birthdate attached by a tag, on our birthday wall, and on their birthday or their half birthday they get to decorate it and paint it however they want. And at the end of the year we have a beautiful and colorful and artistic birthday wall. Last year we did birthday letters and those were also really amazing to have up and to look at! This year I’m glad we’re doing the canvases because half of my classes names start with C. 😂 We wouldn’t have a very diverse birthday letter wall like we did last year. #reggioemiliaapproach#reggioclassroom#preschool#preschool#reggioemilia#reggiokids#reggioinspired
Headed back from a weekend away and had to collect some nature treasures at the rest stop. We’ll be making this little pine cone and others into bird feeders when we get home. Also shout out to South Carolina for having a great rest stop right on the lake!
De vuelta de un fin de semana cargado de luces y sombras emocionantes.
@Regran_ed from @asombras_ - Algunas imágenes del curso de ayer Pedagogía de la Sombra, fue un día lleno de emoción, risas, delicadeza y asombro compartido! Nos sentimos felices de ver que cada vez somos mas los que queremos ofrecer influencias cuidadas para los niñ@s, donde la belleza y el asombro sean el motor del aprendizaje. Muchas gracias al preciso grupo de participantes y al colegio madrid por acogernos @colegiomadrid.chamartin #asombras#pedagogiadelasombra#educarenelasombro#teatrodesombras#shadowtheater#reggioemiliaapproach#colegiomadrid
On Friday, a small group of eager children asked if we could do some yoga. We haven’t done anything but free exploration this year so i was eager to see how they did. What I found was a strong desire for connection. This came in the form of teaching/learning from one another rather than me, challenging themselves to create more difficult partner moves, and creating their own poses to reflect their partnership ( My favorite is the Yoga Hug 🤗) It would have been easy for me to jump in and lead the children this moment but by standing back and observing, I learned so much more about them. 💗 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“‘Creativity is for the gifted few: the rest of us are compelled to live in environments constructed by the gifted few, listen to the gifted few’s music, use gifted few’s inventions and art, and read the poems, fantasies and plays by the gifted few’... this is what our education and culture conditions us to believe, and this is a culturally induced and perpetuated lie.” -The Theory of Loose Parts: An Important Principle for Design Methodology (1972) #momlife#wahm#sahm#toddlerlife#letthemplay#reggioemiliaapproach#reggioemilia#reggioemiliainspired