We all aspire to be lifelong learners. But what separates the students that learn because they have to and those that love to learn? And what can we do to foster that love of learning in the classroom and at home?
Research shows that students that think about their learning, understanding, strengths, and weaknesses, have higher rates of growth and improved learning! So what does that look like in a preschool classroom?
A three or four year old might not understand the importance of self reflection when it comes to their education, but they are about think about how they learn. We help simplify this concept by breaking it down to smaller ideas.
- What kind of work do you like to do with the teacher? (Cutting projects? Math activities? Literacy jobs? Journal Pages?)
- What kind of work is more difficult with the teacher?
- What specials do you like?
- Which ones are a little more challenging?
- Do you like to sing songs in class?
- Do you like to move your whole body to learn?
- What do you want to be better at at the end of the year?
These are questions that the preschoolers can understand and answer that still begin process of metacognition and self reflection. These young minds are so engaged and capable. We want to support and encourage a lifelong love of learning.
What are some of the answers you get from your preschooler when you ask them these questions?
Let us know with a quick email back.
These students all love to learn in different ways. When we know which work the best, we get to make school that much better!
The classroom is getting exciting as we inch closer and closer to Halloween! We hope that everyone had a fantastic time at the Fun Fest, and are just as excited for our classroom Halloween parties. We are wrapping up ancient Mesopotamia and taking a little break in our topic units to celebrate fall, learn about Day of the Dead, and have fun with Halloween.
We will be starting our simple machines unit in November before transitioning to winter holidays around the world. If you would like to share a unique holiday or traditions that you have we would love to have have you!
In the month of November we will also be taking our large field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science! Let us know if you would be interested in chaperoning for this trip and be on the lookout for permission slips in your student’s mailbox.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Your preschool team,
Dylan, Lois, Alison, and Christin