Orchard Preschool Students Create Unique Works of Art During Their Study of Identity
As part of the Multiage Preschool identity work, students in Mrs. Vincent and Mrs. Wingate's classroom decided to do a scrounge/recycle project where students had the freedom to make anything they wanted to, as long as it was something they loved. Sounds like the perfect Orchard project... helping the Earth, honoring student voice, and studying identity.
Each child brought in three pieces of scrounge from their home to share with the class. After a big pile was collected, the students were called over in small groups to pick out materials for a hands-on project. Each child had their own idea and story as to why they created their special piece. Teachers will build off of the unique stories each child has created for their work of art, in order to learn new things about their classroom community.
Scroll down to read the verbatim answers from our youngest students. Prepare to smile. 😀
Progressive education tenet:
The study of identity is a major focus in all preschool classrooms at The Orchard School. Teachers believe that by having these important discussions about identity at such an early age, children will discover the true meaning of diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe this progressive education tenet is the key to make the world a better place.