The students are beginning to take more pride in their learning and documentation books. They have started to share them with one another.
Breakwater School Preschool Documentation of artwork fall 2008
At the lovely school I used to be a preschool teacher at, the teachers there draw upon the methods from Reggio Emelia, a small village in Reggio Emelia, Italy. Both here and there, it is the child's experience through art, nature, and all surroundings that is documented as one way for educators to learn from the child.
Documentation of Our Color Inquiry
Here are a few photos of the documentation showing others of our journey as we inquired about color and shades.
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Added Advantage Home-based Early Learning Program
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Clay and three-five year olds.
On Wednesday mornings our group of eleven 3-5 year olds gets divided into two groups - one group is working in the Blue Room (movement) where we are experimenting with how philsophy can be done in motion... and the other half is in the atelier with me where we are reflecting together about clay. This was the first time this group have come in contact with REAL clay. I cut square slabs for each and placed them on a tile... suddenly realising that I left my camera in my bag... so I wondered if…
Inspiration: learning about friendship..... bulletin board idea....document how the children are good friends in the classroom ....scripts .... speech bubbles....
Making our learning visible!
Our Rock Inquiry documentation board display! Created with the support of the students! Inquiry places students' questions and ideas, rather than solely those of the teacher, at the centre of the learning experience. Students' questions drive the learning process forward. The inquiry-based approach encourage students to ask and genuinely investigate their own questions about the world. The students' learning is facilitated further by providing a variety of tools, resources, and experiences…
Meaningful Documentation in the Early Childhood Classroom
Providing meaningful documentation has many benefits in the early childhood classroom. Today I want to share some examples of meaningful documentation from Rosa Parks ECEC here in Tulsa, OK. What is Documentation? To put it simply, documentation is a way to track students' learning and thinking. When done correctly, documentation should take it's viewer on a journey through the way the children are thinking about what they are learning. Why is this important? For the Students: When children…