Spontaneous: Today when the Joeys were outside I asked the children who would like to do some chalk drawing. Jenayah got really excited and said" me". So I went and got the chalk and took it back outside when I opened it all the children came over and were eager to get a piece of chalk. As they were taking the chalk I asked Jenayah, Nevaeh, Marlee, Pilar, Isaiah what colour chalk they chose. Jenayah said" green" Nevaeh attempted to say the colour yellow, Marlee said " pink" Isaiah just looked at me. As the children were drawing I talked about the colour of chalk they were drawing with. Hunter, Lucas, Huda, Elijah, Aarvi, Elya all looked at me and then continued to draw on the ground. I talked to the children about what they were drawing. I said " It looks like a rainbow" and Jenayah nodded. After the children were finished drawing Hunter went and collected all the chalk one piece at a time off the children and brought it over to me and placed it in the container.
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Outcomes: 4: Children are confident and involved learners Elements: 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. The children were using their creativity skills when drawing on the ground with the chalk.
Gardner saw the arts and creativity as playing major roles in children's learning. Children are able to explore many cognitive concepts through their play and creative explorations.
Critical Reflection I was able to provide the children with a open ended activity. I was able to use intentional teaching by talking about the colours of the chalk the children were using. I was also able to encourage both verbal and non verbal responses to my questions that I was asking. Follow up: Drawing.