Posted by Ruth Bode / 10:25 PM /
At the beginning of every year, I ask my students to choose a special spot in our school gardens in which they take time to observe changes, sit quietly and notice sounds, sights, smells and textures. It is an opportunity for my students to get right into the garden, to become fascinated with all that nature has to offer and to make connections with their environment. Each time I ask students to reflect in their journal in different ways by drawing, writing or perhaps collecting special teasures from their "spot".
Although they can choose a new spot, some students often choose to return to their spot from previous years which I feel indicates the strong connection they have made.
I love how respectful each student is of their space and how peaceful this part of my lesson is. Afterwards we shared with each other why we chose this space. I loved hearing how these 7 and 8 year olds felt about their spot.
at 10:25 PM | Labels: Special spot