The Environment

The Environment is considered the third teacher

The lower grade classrooms (K-1) are divided into five areas (2 on one side and 3 on the other side)


  1. Media (language arts concepts)
  2. Performance (dramatic Play)
  3. Construction (gross motor,moving and building challenges)
  4. Manipulatives (math concepts)
  5. Mini-Studio (extension of the larger studio, art concepts)

Each area is carefully planned and thought out:  The set-up of the space, furniture, materials and what we place on the holding boards (holding boards display the theories of children and where we are in the cycle of inquiry).

– Sana Amash