In the past three weeks we explored 2 topics, which were Jobs Around Us and Urban Art.
For getting the real feeling of what we were learning, we went out of the school to learn from the real world and real materials.
The first topic is about community job. We went to the Shanghai Post Museum and a fire station.
All of them are so interested to write a letter by themselves. They wrote something or drawing. They learned how to use envelopes and stamps. When they put the letter written by themselves into the mailbox, they were so excited. It seems time had gone back to the end of 20th century in shanghai.
In the fire station they saw real fire trucks and other tools, which was the most amazing thing for children, let alone they could sit into the truck acting as a fireman.
In Urban Art, we chose a very strange building——1933 Old Millfun. Children shuttled back and forth on the complicated stairs. They try to classify those different kinds of stairs according to the styles and materials. They ran in empty space and played games too.
Topic is like a web, which contains the feeling of the real world and study inside school. Children's job is to play on this colorful web!