Meeting the Needs of the Community: Modifying the #InnovatingPlay #SlowFlipChat

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey As moderators of this uniquely styled chat with educators who bring depth to their responses, we are constantly on the lookout for bridging connections and listening to the needs within our community. Some of our main goals are to create a Continue Reading →

A Summer of Discoveries and New Connections – #InnovatingPlay

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey Discovering the Country Miss Pinto and her California kiddos had a three week lead on summer vacation, but it wasn’t the end of the communication with Mrs. Twomey and her New Jersey kids! As mentioned in Our Year Long Memory String Continue Reading →

Our Year Long Memory String #InnovatingPlay

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey This year our kindergarten classes spent the year going through the Innovating Play cycle of connecting, wondering, playing, and discovering. (We have blogged about some of these experiences and have categorized them with the K 17-18 Collaboration in our posts.) As Continue Reading →

Playing at the Farm: A SHARED Creation Experience for Students AND Teachers – #InnovatingPlay

 Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey Our kids got to EXPLORE, PLAY, and CREATE at the farm and guess what….SO DID WE!!! It started out with us (Jessica and Christine) recalling connections and discoveries with the kids from their previous experiences at the garden. We moved Continue Reading →

Correlating Wonders from Teachers AND Coaches – #InnovatingPlay #TosaChat

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey #InnovatingPlay came over to play with #TosaChat during their Twitter chat that was moderated by Nyree Clark. During the chat, participants reflected and answered questions that revolved around the cycle of #InnovatingPlay: Connect, Wonder, Play, Discover: FIRST- WE CONNECT! – What Continue Reading →

Meeting in the Garden – #InnovatingPlay

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey Connections From Previous Discoveries Innovating Play revolves around the cycle of connecting, wondering, playing, and discovering. It is not a checklist of events that need to happen, but rather a process in how one cycle can lead into the next experience. Continue Reading →

Play Through Exploration: A Shared Garden Experience – #InnovatingPlay

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey Making Connections Our New Jersey and California kids share the weather with each other every day. Connecting with the same topic of the weather each day has been an ongoing connection for them since November. On Valentine’s Day, a spontaneous, yet Continue Reading →

Making Learning Visible Through Block Play – #InnovatingPlay

 Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto and Jessica Twomey Making Connections We have had an ongoing class collaboration since October. The ongoing piece came AFTER some natural opportunities of connection. Jessica’s class joined Christine’s class in playing Guess the Sharing Item on Flipgrid. The kids were able Continue Reading →

First LIVE Chat with @jlabar2me’s Class and More with #InnovatingPlay

Cross Posted from innovatingplay.world Written By Christine Pinto & Jessica Twomey WHAT HAPPENS when your class connects with a class in another location, and that opportunity is not limited to a one time experience? Connections are made. Experiences are shared. Empathy develops and friendships form. Learning expands beyond the walls of Continue Reading →