We had a quite busy week. On Thursday, Bambini children practiced a tornado drill with whole school. As soon as we heard Ms. Cicchelli's hand bell, we quietly lined up by the door and evacuated to the indoor play space. We kneeled down facing the wall with our head tucked under our hands, like a ball. We are very proud of all the Bambini children for being able to follow teachers' instructions without any practice ahead. Ask your child about Tornado drill- your child may not mention the tornado drill, but remembers 'a little mouse is sleeping' pose that we did.
Child Directed Play
As you can see in the pictures, each child deeply engages in what they are interested in in our classroom. Unlike the environment where teachers tell the students what to do collectively, our children get to select the activities that they want to do. In other words, they use their planning and organizational skills to think what they want to play with, and execute their plans by choosing materials, bringing them to available space (table, rug, etc.) and putting their ideas into actions.
On the next school day, we painted over the taped canvas.
This week, we peeled the tapes off.
Voila! The children noticed there were many white lines showed up when they peeled the tapes off.