A Playground for Marbles

A Playground for Marbles

A wonderful part of the learning community blossoms when a few children create something that captures the imagination of other children, who join in and collaborate on adapting and creating a new version of the original creation. 

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Ice Castle

Ice Castle

Children use pre-made and created props as a backdrop to their imaginative play. These props add depth to the story they are creating and give children motivation to continue developing their characters and the adventure.

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Finger Knitting

Finger Knitting

Children when excited about the work they are doing are more verbal, and socializing is a big part of the work itself. This expression enhances the experience for the group and leads to further exploration and social connection.

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Two Materials and a Mirror

Two Materials and a Mirror

At the beginning of this provocation, I wondered how the children would approach the work. They started off slowly, but through experimentation and supporting each other, new discoveries were made about how materials can be used in ways different from what we think they are capable of.

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New Beads

New Beads

What materials can be used for bead making that are recyclable, sensitive to the environment, and are not food? I struggle with this question myself; I think it is up to each individual. What I do know is that in the process of bead making we have other choices. There are many traditional and newer materials that we can use to create beads and I am going to share a few of my favorites.

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