Diana’s post about the found materials caterpillars reminded me that I didn’t yet share pictures from Thinking with Found Materials, a workshop for educators I lead in February.
In the workshop we discussed ways ways to collect, store, and offer found materials to encourage creative expression and support learning in the preschool through early elementary classroom and at home.
A great deal of the time was spent observing, discussing, organizing and creating in small groups. Each group imagined and constructed a neighborhood that became a part of the larger group’s Found Materials City.
The next session of Thinking with Found Materials is scheduled for August 3rd. Consider sending in your registration now – the last session filled with a wait list! Registration info is here . If that date doesn’t work for you, you could always get your own group of 10-16 educators and or parents together and pick your own date or be on the lookout for future sessions. You can learn about other Professional Development opportunities at The Carle here.
Here’s the essential info again:
Thinking with Found Materials (4 PDPs)
Friday, August 3, 1:00 – 5:00 pm,
$50 (Members $40)