I am so excited to be featuring Kate Hitch from World of Wonders this week on my blog!
Kate started her blog last spring but it's already growing full of inspirational ideas.
I was fortunate enough to actually meet Kate last spring through a course we took together!
Her classroom environment is so inviting!
I love the small wooden tent with lights strung inside. What a wonderful way to create a safe, quiet space for her students to read, relax and reflect.
Everything is neat and tidy, this shelf is a great way to keep materials organized and inviting, so that students can choose to create using a variety of items.
I was mesmerized by the creativity her students showed and the interest they had in creating their Fairy Garden.
Lots of hands-on, co-created experiences take place in Kate's classroom. Here the students are experimenting with a way to dye eggs naturally by making their own dye!
This simple provocation invites students to use loose parts to explore a variety of lines.
Here is another way for students to use loose parts for open ended play.
Kate explains how she documents in a variety of ways...here is one example of an Inquiry Map. You can see how one idea, or wonder, has evolved!
Please share an insight...
"I was initially inspired by Reggio Emilia and fell in love with the fact that it is not a prescription. Making it my own has been an enjoyable journey and true passion. I once read that Kindergarten should be a magical place for children. I have strived to make it just that ever since. "
For more inspiring ideas please visit Kate's blog!
Do you have a classroom that encompasses the same philosophies and beliefs about emergent curriculum as we do?
We would love to feature your blog/website for an upcoming Travelling Tuesday!
Please leave a comment below with a link to your site or send me an e-mail.
Thanks for travelling with us this week!