Inviting Children to Create their own Math Games

Children learn best from experiences and when given the opportunity to create their own math games children can become meaning-makers and construct their own knowledge and understanding. They become a partner in learning where their ideas are valued and tested. We value setting out math provocations that have an intentional focus: A place where children can… Read More Inviting Children to Create their own Math Games

A Reggio-Inspired Classroom Design – Kinderland Tour Part 2

It’s not just another classroom with neutral colours, stones, and baskets. We live in Muskoka and our environment as the third teacher reflects our culture of living and how we encourage children to care for our forests. We spend lots of time exploring forests using a forest-school type approach: playing with bugs, building dens, and inquiring about… Read More A Reggio-Inspired Classroom Design – Kinderland Tour Part 2

Hallowe’en Provocations

The following are some provocations/invitations for learning that we had out around Hallowe’en. With beautiful pens, pencil crayons, highlighters, and crayons, kinders had opportunities to write about Hallowe’en. Vocabulary prompts were visible for kinders as a reference and fun and spooky writing paper was photocopied freely.   Our Hallowe’en Sensory Tubs had black beans and… Read More Hallowe’en Provocations

Fun Friday: Bat Bonanza with Learning Buddies

This past Friday in honour of Hallowe’en, but more importantly student interest, we held a Bat Bonanza with our Learning Buddies. We have one kinder who is especial interested in Batman. ‘Interested’ is not a strong enough word. This kinder’s enthusiasm for Batman has stirred engagement and learning for many young kinders in Kinderland. Inspired… Read More Fun Friday: Bat Bonanza with Learning Buddies