January is a time in the south to just dream of snow. The first question I asked the girls when we came back from the holidays was.
What do you know about winter?
I read Angelina’s ice skates about a little mouse that produces an ice skating show for the New Year. Ice skaters were then created. We collaborated with Mrs. Erickson’s class to make a “mural” in our activity center. The girls created a pond and trees with various materials. Then a few skaters were added.
Information was gathered and pictures of winter forest animals were created. What we found out….
Reflection: I am always fascinated with the outcome of any given Reggio Inspired Project we are challenged with in class. I never know exactly which direction it will take and always anxious for the outcome. Generally in the cold winter months, we gather facts about snow and ice…all the typical subjects…but this year the girls became interested in the animals and how they survive. The animal facts will be stored in their “brains” for a later date when it’s time for retrieval. Now some of the most important skills developing in this project: gathering information, collaborating with friends, and thinking, thinking, thinking.
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