Topic Planning - before launching into a topic we like to sit around our floor book and find out what the kids know about the topic and other ideas they have and things they might like to do in class. We are still at the ealry stages of tis as they are only 3 years, but its amazing how much we can take from the kids. On the other page we document what we have done, the kids stick in the pictures and we talk about what they did, I scribe for them.
Our floorbook planning for our building topic, left hand page is the ideas they have before we start the topic, and the righthand side is the pictures we gather during the topic and comments the kids make when looking back at what they did.
Talking and Thinking Floorbooks I'm starting to learn and investigate using floor books after a discussion with a fellow early childhood teacher...looks promising focusing on collaboration & documentation