Today we decided to have Jack O'Lantern Snack... We just cut up our oranges and put them on the plate... we added a strawberry stem and off we went!! They enjoyed it and it meant seconds for some that never ask for seconds on oranges.
I was able to jump online and read Annie's Blog, which you can find at the link below... http://annielook.blogspot.com/2009/10/teacher-project-vs-kid-project.htmlShe talked about the projects the kids create being done by them or the teacher... I struggle with this sometimes too, but feel like I provide a lot of open ended/child directed projects, that the few times that I do have a teacher directed craft it's ok. Sometimes the kids want my help to make it "perfect." As long as they create and don't always want my help, I feel it can be a learning moment. Learning that certain techniques do help, and when they get bigger some tasks will get easier. Keeping the idea of process over product in mind each day and when your planning will help keep your environment child centered rather than teacher directed. The way it should be.