Outside is a great learning environment. One child take a risk like climbing and seek accolades, then invites others to join him. One classmate would not try but cheered another on, the second made it almost to the top before retreating and the last classmate made it to the top!
Walking and balancing on the beam are a challenge for this student. The rock climbing wall is another students challenge.
Turn taking and caring for a smaller playmate were clearly shown by these students.
A big brother shared his little brother with his classmates.
These two students are sharing a quiet time as they engage in this alphabet game.
One student is sharing the bugs and worms he brought to school.
Social Dramatic play allows children to act out adult roles like this doctor group. They went on to try out the real stetheschopes and then on to multi victim emergency room surgeries. It does not matter that the instruments in the OR room included drills and saws from the carpentry bucket. Imaginations, language, motor skills, cooperation and idea sharing were all in high gear.
These students chose Finger Paint Making. They practiced numeracy and literacy as they read the recipe, found the right measuring tools and counted the measurments into the bowl. Later they enjoyed the tactile fun of painting and drawing with it.
Students moved the plants they started out to the play yard. Keep your fingers crossed that something will grow to fruition.