Sharing Space

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There's room for everyone to play!

NAEYC

NAEYC: 

Areas of Development: Language Development

2.D.06- Children in Ms. Fisher's class have varied opportunities and materials that encourage them to have discussions to solve problems that are interpersonal...

During block play, a conflict arises when Justin and Jason want to build in the same space. Ms. Fisher helps clarify the situation by explaining to Justin that Jason was building in the space before he was. Jason offers to share blocks with Justin and says it is okay for Justin to build in the same space.

Creating Caring Communities for Learning

3.B.05- Ms. Fisher helps individual children learn socially appropriate behavior by providing guidance that is consistent with the childʼs level of development.

When a conflict between Justin and Jason arises during block play, Ms. Fisher helps Justin understand the situation. Justin wants to build where Jason is building. Ms. Fisher explains that if Justin wants to build there too, he can ask Jason's permission. Jason then offers to share his blocks and the space with Justin. Ms. Fisher acknowledges Jason's gesture by saying, "That was a friendly thing to do!"

Supervising Children

3.C.04- Ms. Fisher supervises children primarily by sight...

When a conflict arises between Jason and Justin during their play with blocks, Ms. Fisher is nearby to help the boys work through the conflict.

 

IELS

IELS: 

9.2-Self-Regulation

Children show increasing ability to regulate their behavior and express their emotions in appropriate ways.

Boys in Ms. Fisher's class show increasing capacity to monitor own behavior, following and contributing to classroom procedures... use materials purposefully, safely, and respectfully...and...state feelings...and...needs...in difficult situations without harming self, others, or property.

Jason builds with small wooden blocks and Justin builds with large cardboard blocks. A conflict arises when Justin wants his structure to go in the same place Jason is building. Ms. Fisher helps Justin understand that Jason was building in that space first. Jason offers to share the wooden blocks with Justin and says it is okay for him to build in that area too. Justin builds his structure next to Jason's and the boys continue building independently.

9.4-Peer Interactions

Children develop the ability to interact with peers respectfully and to form positive peer relationships.

Jason negotiates with others to resolve disagreements.

Justin wants to build a block structure in the same space that Jason is building in. Jason offers to let Justin share the space with him and offers Justin some of the blocks he is using.

9.5-Awareness of Community

Children have an increasing awareness of belonging to a family, community, culture, and program.

Jason shows that he values others within the classroom... shows early understanding of the concepts of justice, fairness...and... shows responsibility as a member of a community.

Justin and Jason build with different types of blocks. When Justin wants to build his structure in the same space Jason is playing in, a conflict arises. Ms. Fisher helps Justin understand that Jason was in the space first and that he can ask Jason if it is okay to build there too. Jason affirms that it is okay for Justin to build there as well and offers to share the blocks he is using.

IQPPS

IQPPS: 

Areas of Development: Language Development

2.17- Children in Ms. Fisher's class have varied opportunities and materials that encourage them to have discussions to solve problems that are interpersonal...

During block play, a conflict arises when Justin and Jason want to build in the same space. Ms. Fisher helps clarify the situation by explaining to Justin that Jason was building in the space before he was. Jason offers to share blocks with Justin and says it is okay for Justin to build in the same space.

Creating Caring Communities for Learning

3.5- Ms. Fisher helps individual children learn socially appropriate behavior by providing guidance that is consistent with the child's level of development.

When a conflict between Justin and Jason arises during block play, Ms. Fisher helps Justin understand the situation. Justin wants to build where Jason is building. Ms. Fisher explains that if Justin wants to build there too, he can ask Jason's permission. Jason then offers to share his blocks and the space with Justin. Ms. Fisher acknowledges Jason's gesture by saying, "That was a friendly thing to do!"

Supervising Children

3.9- Ms. Fisher supervises children primarily by sight...

When a conflict arises between Jason and Justin during their play with blocks, Ms. Fisher is nearby to help the boys work through the conflict.

HSPS

HSPS: 

1304.21(a)(3)(i)(D) - Ms. Fisher encourages respect for the feelings and rights of others through facilitating conflict resolution between Justin and Jason who are playing in the block area.

When a conflict between Justin and Jason arises during block play, Ms. Fisher helps Justin understand the situation. Justin wants to build where Jason is building. Ms. Fisher explains that if Justin wants to build there too, he can ask Jason's permission. Jason then offers to share his blocks and the space with Justin. Ms. Fisher acknowledges Jason's gesture by saying, "That was a friendly thing to do!"

1304.21(c)(2) – Ms. Fisher uses a variety of strategies to promote and support children's learning and developmental progress based on the observations and ongoing assessment of each child.

When a conflict arises between Jason and Justin during their play with blocks, Ms. Fisher is nearby to help the boys work through it.  Through her observation of students in the classroom she is able to support the development of conflict resolution skills.

HSCOF

HSCOF: 

Language Development

Speaking and Communicating

  • Develops increasing abilities to understand and use language to communicate information, experiences, ideas, feelings, opinions, needs, questions, and for other varied purposes
  • Progresses in abilities to initiate and respond appropriately in conversation and discussions with peers and adults.

 

Science

Scientific Knowledge

  • Expands knowledge of and respect for their body and the environment
  • Shows increased awareness and beginning understanding of changes in materials and cause-effect relationships.

 

Social and Emotional Development

Self Control

  • Shows progress in expressing feelings, needs and opinions in difficult situations and conflicts without harming themselves, others, or property.
  • Develops growing understanding of how their actions affect others and begins to accept the consequences of their actions.
  • Demonstrates increasing capacity to follow rules and routines and use materials purposefully, safely, and respectfully.

Cooperation

  • Shows increasing abilities to use compromise and discussion in working, playing and resolving conflicts with peers.
  • Develops increasing abilities to give and take in interactions; to take turns in games or using materials; and to interact without being overly submissive or directive.

Social Relationships

  • Demonstrates increasing comfort in talking with and accepting guidance and directions from a range of familiar adults
  • Progresses in responding sympathetically to peers who are in need, upset, hurt, or angry; and in expressing empathy or caring for others.

Knowledge of Families and Communities

  • Develops ability to identify personal characteristics including gender, and family composition
  • Progresses in understanding similarities and respecting differences among people, such as genders, race, special needs, culture, language, and family structures
  • Develops growing awareness of jobs and what is required to perform them

 

Approaches to Learning

Engagment and Persistence

  • Demonstrates increasing ability to set goals and develop and follow through on plans.

Reasoning and Problem Solving

  • Develops increasing ability to find more than one solution to a question, task or problem.
  • Grows in recognizing and solving problems through active exploration, including trial and error, and interaction and discussions with peers and adults