I started a new job last week. I am the new atelierista (art teacher) at a Reggio based preschool close to where I live and I just love love love it! Reggio is a play based approach that I learned about several years ago and immediately fell in love with.
"When the children arrived back at Kindergarten after the term break they were greeted with the provocation of the beading tree. This was set up on the low table along with a wonderful array of small and large beads, pliable wire and ribbons"
Shelves of art materials arranged by colour. Paint chips act as labels. Make art materials so appealing! (Reggio Emilia: Color - Fairy Dust Teaching) top shelf drying rotate all materials crayons pencils etc
Every child decorates a stone and then adds a weatherproofing varnish. What an amazingly welcoming display! School counselors - could make it a great lesson on diversity & add stones to our school garden