Loose parts are any kind of found materials: recycled, natural, and synthetic, to name a few. They can all be manipulated and “Oh, the places they will take you!!” They can be found in so many parts of a classroom such as dramatic play, blocks, music, outdoor classrooms, movement, art and well…. Just about anywhere.
The girls are so excited when they come in and see a new provocation at the light table, or something new added to the blocks or dramatic play. Just seeing them lures them in. They are so inspired and interested in manipulating the materials and telling their own creative stories… and of course it’s just plain fun. The girls gravitate to these objects…and could spend hours creating, being content, and happy! Thumbs up!!!... For loose parts!!
The Adventure- First Draft
The Adventure- Second Draft
The Pool- First Draft
Reflection: Our girls are working towards extending and illustrating their stories. This is just the beginning. Final drafts and other stories are yet to come. Being an author and illustrator is hard work!!!
Ms Prewitt and Ms Grinder
…” Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and strive for physical well-being” …Hutchison philosophy