After a parent workshop 2 weeks ago, we adorned the wall space outside of our classroom with representational drawings and paintings our families made for their children (as well as photos of them doing the activity). The kids were enthralled with the display, and ran to the provocation to make their own artwork, which we posted near their parents’.
Have you seen this Slate article about the importance of exploration (versus explicit instruction) in preschool?
I liked this post on a Montessori school’s blog about helping children deal with “mean” children.
Also love re-reading this older (but still so relevant) post about the effect of preschool model on later school success.
I’m in awe of her kindergarten project of wonder project.