A map of Thunder Bay was placed on the table as a provocation...“I live on Thunder Bay.” TA “You drive this way and this way,” the children move their fingers along the lines of the map as they share their thoughts. “I live far far away from you.” LS “This is the highway.” “ I live in Canada” OP said “OH CAAANNAADA...,” she then starts to sing O Canada and shares that “I have that song in my car!” JD then makes the connection of the song to his favourite sport, “this is from hockey!” It was so interesting to hear the different discussions the children had just by placing the map in the environment.
month the preschool program has been busy exploring the world around us,
discovering maps and where we live. To explore this further, we have
incorporated pictures of the children and pictures from community walks to the environment and placing them directly on our map of Thunder Bay. The children have been making connections with each other and how far, or close they are to our centre and each other. We plan to go on a community walk with our families to see what other landmarks we can add to our map. Stay tuned....
Megan Ahtila, RECE
Monika Currie, ECE