Discovery Work in the Studio

Studio Coordinator Nora Faber is busy introducing materials or languages as we call them.  By the end of November all children will have had introductions and explorations with drawing materials (oil pastels, chalk, graphite, pencil, marker), clay and wire.  Classroom teaching teams are introducing paint and paper.  We intend to offer children the skills to… continue reading

Materials Needed

The HIVE, our room dedicated to reusing man-made materials, is in need of supplies.  Please consider looking around your house for materials you may no longer be using. No purchases are necessary.  The school is looking for donations of specific items in large quantities.  For instance, a box of paper or a lunch bag full… continue reading

Register Now for a Reggio Inspired Workshop

Join us at the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center on August 19.  Our “Learning with Materials Workshop” is a chance for educators and parents to learn about our Reggio Emilia inspired practices.  Information and online registration can be found here.  Hope to see you there!  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah… continue reading

Hive Mission, Purpose and Materials

Hive Mission: To foster meaningful experiences through finding, collecting, sorting and transforming reusable material found in the surrounding environment. Hive Organization:  The Hive is located on the lower floor in the southeast corner off the gym.  The room is organized into six categories:  Wood, Plastic, Paper, Fabric, Glass and Metal. Hive Purpose: To reuse materials To… continue reading