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Posted on Sep 20, 2013

Gillispie “Gem” of the Week

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After closely listening to the children’s conversation in the play kitchen, teachers in our Room 3 classroom noticed that they were dialoguing and acting out pancake making. This lead to a small group discussion of how pancakes are made.

While initially many of the children wanted to skip the first step – mixing ingredients – and go straight to “flapping it with the stove so it will float down and cook it,” with a little experimentation, the children decided mixing is an important step in the pancake making process.

Observing and recording students’ interests helps teachers support and extend their children’s current knowledge base, creating a curriculum that supports values and children’s ideas.

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