The Holy Angels Pumpkin Patch

Just last week the Daily Star News wrote an article on the importance of play-based learning. The article highlighted the benefit of learning through play. Students learn more when they are enjoying the process of learning.

Here at Holy Angels, we are using play-based learning to help students get excited about every lesson. As play gives our children the opportunity to have what Cory Raner, a master teacher in New York, calls “eureka moments translating from paper to reality.” The day this article was published children in our pre-k class were building a pumpkin patch where they had the opportunity to learn about the life cycle and ecosystem of a pumpkin through play. Check out some of the pictures, and click this link to learn more about play-based learning.   

News Article
http://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/on-the-bright-side-science-teacher-s-sandbox-sheds-light/article_05ed758a-79d6-5b52-8ace-3a35d70cee0b.html

Research Article
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02300540?LI=true

 

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