Hello Everyone. We had a very exciting time in Jasper Room this week. We have decided to take the superheroes interest and put it into full effect. As teachers, we were hesitant to allow this into our classroom because of the violence and rough and tumble play that usually comes with superhero play. However was have realized that this interest will never go away because children are drawn to the ideas of superheroes and its everywhere in our world today. Superhero play allows children to express themselves through dramatic play, helps them recognize the difference between typical action-oriented play and aggression, and encourages the children to understand heroism and conflict resolution.
To start off this interest, I have taken a small group to the Ammolite room twice this week. This allows me to have an intimate conversation with the few children that show the most interest in this type of play. We discussed a few things like; what is a superhero? what does a superhero do? what does a superhero look like? After our small group discussion, the children each got to tell me what each other their superpowers were. Some of the children had flying superpowers and others had the power to see through walls.
I hope that by having these small group meetings twice a week I can facilitate, educate, and promote positive learning in the classroom. I have so much planned for this interest and I am very excited to start bringing it into the classroom and having 18 superheroes to spend my day with!