Monday, 14 March 2016

Week 6 2016

Experiencing the Wonder of Nature

This week LC1 was fortunate to experience not one but two chrysalis hatchings. This was a magical moment for both the children and teachers. A range of questions and wonderings were shared as they experienced the delight of watching the butterfly emerge from it's chrysalis.

"I think caterpillars become butterflies because they don't want to stay the same."- Janneke
"Caterpillars don't want to crawl around they want to fly." -Jacob
"The chrysalis is inside the caterpillar and it comes out of it's head." Franiu
"How does it get out of the chrysalis?"- Isla.J.
"It is magical watching the butterfly come out."- Dylan
"It is beautiful."- Ella

We are excited to see how this experience will impact on our project journey. Please share your child's thoughts and reflections with us. Here is a quote that inspires our practise at HPPS:

    When your child asks,
   "Why is there a moon?"
         Don't reply with a scientific answer.
         Ask him, "What do you think?"
               He will understand that you are telling him,
                              "You have your own mind and your own interpretation and your ideas
       are important to me."
                               Then you and he can look for the answers, sharing the wonder, curiosity,
        pain- everything. 
It is not the answers that are important, 
it is the process- that you and he search together. 
-Carlina Rinaldi- Director, Reggio Emilia

This is real learning; focussing on the process not the answers. For when our children know how to learn, the ‘what to learn’ is limitless.


1 comment:

Danielle Robertson said...

Isn't nature amazing! I really love that Reggio quote, us adults need to remember that a lot more to be more about the process instead the end result, feeling inspired LC1!Can't wait to see what you get up next week!