Presenting Mrs. Taylor's Kindergarten Class Blog!

Follow our Reggio Emilia Inspired class to see what students are learning at Prince Edward School. Visit often, borrow ideas to enhance your learning at home, and most importantly discuss with your child their -- PLAYFUL LEARNING, EXPLORATIONS and DISCOVERIES at school!!!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Busy Builders

The Block and Construction Centre provides many learning opportunities for our students.

They learn to:
  • experiment with building using a variety of different types of blocks
  • fosters co-operative play (planning and problem solving)
  • develops gross and fine motor control
  • extend imaginative role-play and oral language
  • explores math concepts (counting, comparing, estimating, sorting, height, area, measuring space)
  • explore scientific concepts (balance, simple machines, structures, design process)

Students bring in a variety of materials and manipulatives into their designs and creations.
  • Students have been building baby nurseries, houses, beauty parlors, stoves, garages, helicopters, bridges, transformers, motorcycles, dog houses and the list goes on.