Spotlight on our Pre-K Class:
After lunch you won’t find children twiddling their thumbs waiting for the next activity. Instead, they take charge of their own agenda! Once they finish their lunch, they clean up their spot by throwing away trash and putting away their lunchbox. Then they visit the “Fun Tubs” center where they have free reign of what activity they will do. The Tubs are open ended, and the true beauty of it is watching the games that the children create on their own. Some might be more mathematically minded by lining items up in a pattern, others are socially oriented and create a small village where the objects interact, while other children may develop a complicated game involving dice, specific moves, and a goal.
It is beautiful to watch play-based learning in action!