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.
Put with large picture frame and pics on front bulletin board... update throughout year. Great for parent teacher interviews to look through... students can help add to it... documentation journal-great in entry or waiting area
This book has been written to clarify the strategies that are available to practitioners to enable them to plan effective child centred experiences. The book explores how to use Talking and Thinking Floorbooks and the ways in which we can consult children in all areas of play.