Saturday, December 1, 2012

KG visit

My visit to the KG at  The children's school

The parents who have kids in the pre-k at the children's school were invited for a brief explaination and a tour to the kindengarden..

As a parent I went to the meeting and I would like to explin to you what they are doing, what is their approach to teach students and ect.

First of all we were seated in circle, parents who had kids in kg were talking about their expeiriece and what are the thing they love in the school. Here are some of the points they mentioned:

The kids loves the school, they were expected to be their selves. Also,their curiosity was taken in mind.
They also said that the kids have confidence in their selves....

Then two wonderful KG teachers were taking about what happens in their class rooms, some of the things they said:
that the curriculum is not taped down, instead it is      . the teachers will see the interest of their kids and they will try to find a way to put what they love in the curriculum.
The kids some times will not feel that they are learning. If you asked them what did you do they will say we played.
The kids will also say that we didn't do math! But the teacher would say.. No we did you solved 30 math problems.
That happens because the kids are not aware of the amount of learning that inters their heads. They learn with happeyness and enthusiasm.

Star of the day:
the teachers were asked if they have a star of the day. Guess what they don't have. She said they are all stars.
If we had this star thing the students will think when is my turn. he will think there is only one. By not doing so we will reduce the competetive atmosphere and the hate between the learners. instead we will build a loving community that ever person cares of the other.

After the circle meeting we went to the take a tour in the class rooms.
the class was so cool.

 The nature  
near the class they have toys with a wonderful shade from the trees. Inside the class they have a meeting rug, tables, shelves,ect.  Every furniture was from wood and to the level of the kids.

They have a place to be creative and make amazing things. For example see the details in this photo, Its a rain forest.
see the water stream on the floor

Why it is wood
I discussion was arise about the furniture should they be colored or wooden? The school has a philosophy that it is the thing the kids do what matters and not the furniture. It is the inside and not the outside.

low lights
from my first visits to school, I have seen that the teachers doesn't open the big lights on the sealing they might have small lights in the class. I thought that by doing so that the school was saving money. But in this visit it turned out that no...
They had a thing behind this. they wanted to have this kind of atmosphere that lowers hyper and bring relaxation into the class

At the end I am so glad to be in that school. I also want to thank them for the great things they do. This was just the ice burg of the great things the school does

1 comment:

  1. I like that they don't do a Star of the Day--there is enough competition throughout the school years, and that doesn't need to start in Kindergarten. I also use the low lights technique in my classroom, and find that it definitely has a positive effect on the atmosphere & energy levels. Sounds like an overall good place to send your kids!