In the classroom, we bring in materials from nature itself. We will use natural objects to stimulate our students’ thoughts and enhance their play. They will have hands-on learning experiences they won’t have in a traditional classroom. Teachers will use wooden blocks, fabrics, rocks, pinecones, sticks, mirrors, glass beads, parts of various machines and other objects from daily living to stimulate children’s curiosity in the classroom. As new interests arise, teachers will bring in related objects to help everyone learn more about the interest.
When children believe their contribution is valued, it increases their confidence and self worth. Your child’s arts and crafts projects will become part of the classroom décor. Teachers will photograph each child’s work and display them for all to admire. Along with arts and crafts materials, musical instruments will be readily available and of course, fine books.
We don’t consider outside time as a break from learning but as another opportunity for hands-on learning experiences. At Emilia Schools the outdoor environment is as important and influential as the classroom. Every space in our outdoor playground has been designed to provoke interest and give countless opportunities for learning.