What IF...children could THINK of an idea then try it out with whatever materials they chose?
What IF... children could INVENT anything they wanted with whatever materials they chose?
|Mix mix mix all the colors on the palette...creating just the color she wants, needs, wants, needs.|
Make it happen.
Be that teacher.The joy is endless. The joy is endless. The joy is endless. The joy is endless..........
|Bugs, bears, GEO boards upside-down, dominoes, 1-10 blocks, pattern rods designed exactly just so by 2 children.|
|KAPLA blocks in star shapes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and working on #9...|
|Bears, red and yellow counters, rods, and geometric shaped pieces to work together to cover this flannel board!|
|Using a ruler and black pen to make lines over a large water colored art piece.|
|Magna tiles, tunnels, cube blocks, cones and one traffic orange-white striped cone on top!|
I have always wanted to have a joyful, surprising, wonderful day at school...just like children want.
Be that teacher.
Make it happen for the children and for yourself.
|This block structure is NO ACCIDENT - different sized rectangles and slanted ramp blocks to exactly create this.|
|Magnet balls inside of shells lined up in a lovely curvy line...with one closed at the end....a pearl?|
|Hat created with tape and specially cut papers, then curved and attached just so, with bits flaring out the side.|
|Using their marble ramp design skills to use variety of recycled wood balls to roll simultaneously.|
"There is a big difference between having many choices
and making a choice." (bender)
Skills in CHOICE MAKING:
- sense of self as meaning maker
- small motor
- hand-eye coordination
- opinions and knowledge about colors, sizes, quantities (qualities & attributes)
- design ideas
- self help skills
- problem solving
- determining what I do need or want vs. what I don't need or want
- surprise and joy in the exploration