Floorbooks and Documentation

JSL follows an emergent curriculum philosophy. To stay in line with this we have adopted the Floorbook model founded by Clair Warden.  making some exciting changes to how we develop and document our curriculum to be more in line with Emergent Curriculum, which is part of the Reggio Emilia approach. With this change, parents can expect to see more focused/quality documentation via BrightWheel (BW) that highlights the learning and thought process of the children. We call these ‘Observations.’ Observations will appear in each child's BrightWheel feed and will serve as part of their digital portfolio. 

Some links to any additional information can be found here:

https://www.howwemontessori.com/how-we-montessori/2019/07/trying-out-the-floorbook-approach-with-a-toddler.html 

http://thespoke.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/effectively-reflect-record-engage-children/

http://thespoke.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/child-led-planning-starting-floorbook-approach/