Jack’s school is wonderful when it comes to child-centered learning. His classroom curriculum is focused on learning on a topic a week, or over several weeks and encompassing that topic in their everyday learning. For example, when his teachers were focusing on Trains and Trolleys, they will center the topic with train tracks and trains for play, reading train books, singing train songs, doing train crafts, etc… It is such a wonderful way to see him learn and soak all of the information in.
A few weeks ago, his teachers planned a day at the Steamtown Railworks, which is the local train museum and historic society. The majority of his class came with their parents and grandparents and Jack had a wonderful time. As he is already a huge fan of Thomas the Train, this was right up his alley.
We went through the museum and ended with a trolley ride past his school. Let me tell you…he was beside himself with happiness!