The Class of the 4's & 5's...
Children from 3.5 to 5 years old form the 4's &5's. It is usual that children that turn 5 after September 1st spend one more year in this class. The children have lived a journey of learning in the school since an early age. They have transformed the many lived experiences into resources and tools that support the power of thinking. Children’s conversations are rich discussions where different points of view become a powerful exchange of ideas. Through the years these children have become protagonists of their school, where the child and the teacher have built a relationship of reciprocal leadership, support, collaboration and joy.
Through the years these children have become protagonists of their school, where the child and the teacher have built a relationship of reciprocal leadership, support, collaboration and joy.
The child and teacher, with the families, transform school into a different place where new ideas, explorations and fields of knowledge arise, moving from the "curriculum" into the "construction of the next step in the learning process". Children are offered intelligent provocative experiences that support the development of autonomy and the power of learning. Children discover their potential, talents and abilities. The challenges and difficulties are seen as learning opportunities that the child learns to solve with pleasure.
The relationship between the child and the material evolves. The child empowers the material and the material empowers the child, where the two become protagonists and relate in order to express a theory.
Confidence, independence, power of thinking, welcoming and valuing others’ ideas, joy of learning, satisfaction, strength to face and solve conflicts, are resources, among others, children will take with them at the end of their experience at L’Atelier. They will make use and re-invent them throughout their lives, every time they face novelties, challenges and happy and fulfilling moments .