Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Kindergarten Interests Drive Enrichment Learning

In kindergarten enrichment students are beginning the year by sharing their student, interest-driven, exploratory centers.  Before the end of the year, each student in kindergarten will select a topic of their choice and then work with me to figure out how to share their interests with their class during our exploratory play.  On Monday we had our first student created center about snowflakes.  After sharing her interest in snowflakes with the class, she taught many students how to make their own paper snowflakes! At the end of enrichment the whole class cheered for her idea and the way she taught and helped others at her center!

In the coming weeks we have projects scheduled about Norwals, castles, shadow puppetry, ballet, singing, pop up bookmaking and so much more!  Each week in kindergarten classes we will highlight a student passion and share our interests as we learn with each other!

Visitors are always welcome in the enrichment classroom. Whether you would like to visit when your student shares their center, come and share your own interests in a center, or just explore and learn with us--please email me at darcie.rankin@cesuvt.org!


  1. This is a fabulous idea! A great way to make students feel proud of their accomplishments and talents.

    1. Thanks so much for your positive feedback! It is truly amazing to watch the students shine as they share their interests. In addition the respect and attentiveness their classmates give them is also great.


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