Children expanded their interest in animals to include fish; making shadow puppets, painting fish, and designing a full length great white shark.
As Ventana students begin their understanding of the writing process, teachers help them to develop their stories using a variety of provocative invitations involving characters, settings, and problem solving scenarios. Here are some examples from a 3rd grade class.
We value the evolution of human nature in all its varied aspects. Ventana’s community of children, parents, and teachers are considered co-investigators in a life-long process of learning. Both curriculum and pedagogy focus on social-emotional development, age-appropriate and differentiated learning, intrinsic motivation, concentrated reflection and considered thought, and deep sensitivity to cultural and spiritual diversity.
Reggio classrooms are filled with provocations and invitations that engage our learners in deep investigations. This page provides a photographic sampling of questions and natural displays that entice critical thinking and that form the basis of our "emergent" preschool and integrated-exploratory elementary school programs.