Monday, 24 March 2014

Changes... the third teacher

It's always a process and we are getting there closer and closer... and I know there will be a new voyage to make... but for now we seem to begetting closer to the vehicle that needs to take us on this journey right now...

We have many large rooms, and one small room...

Which started off as the role-play room... but recently was changed to the construction room, to allow role-play have a bigger area, and more importantly, access to the huge mirrors we have in the yellow room!!!

The smallness of the room made the construction (1) area even more popular... and therefore it was not working optimally... at the same time the library area of the yellow room was now being invaded by noisy running around role-play. So we decided to move the construction area there and the library to the small room... this would allow for the construction materials and the role-play materials to particiapte in each other's play... something we have seen the children wanting to do by transporting role-play things into the construction area and vice-versa... this way we are enabling this language the children are speaking to be heard... and not creating a situation where a trail of play things are being scattered between the role-play area and the construction area, now they can naturally weave in their play... like filling bags full of blocks...

The library (2) looked a bit, well not so cozy, it has been for a while... we have had plans, but with it being a new preschool things get prioritised... you know, like the children... so the aesthetics of the preschool has been a slower process, but a continual process.

Today the library got a bit of a pimping... (3) and it is more apparant what the feel of this library is going to be... nature feel for calmness, to help the children find their natural calm to read and play stories with each other... more things are to be added... this is juts the beginning of the library transformation process...


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