Last week Friday I had the opportunity to observe and explore kindergarten two classrooms at a school that specialises in teaching the first two years of school. Looking around the second classroom I visited, I was reminded of what I would like to create my own room. The building corner made me realise that I wish to bring more natural materials into my space and stop using the plastic bins that are frequently used by teachers.
As I walked around the room, there were smalll things that caught my eye which created a relaxing and harmonious space for the children. What I noticed was the focus on natural baskets and neutral colours.
Below are a few ideas that I wish to put into place – especially for next year.
I am thinking of changing a little the way in which I display the children’s work in the classroom. I liked the board I saw in the front of the room next to the carpet. Children’s self-portraits were displayed as well as their current drawings and art work.
I currently have many ideas buzzing in my head at the moment – and many thoughts on games to create for the children. This will be done bit by bit, year by year. As the hosting teacher told us, it took her many years to get her room looking the way it does with all the wonderful activities in it that she had created.
This week I am grateful to have had the opportunity to visit a FDK classroom. The experience was inspiring and energising.
What have you been grateful for this week?
Lavender Ladi was grateful for earth day
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
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