- Fostering Meaningful Explorations:The train is an ever-present part of life here at The Patchwork School. For some students it is a great source of fun and excitement and for others it can be overwhelming and scary. The idea to start a train exploration came about after Becca and I noticed the many emotions that are stirred up when the train goes by.
How can we foster positive experiences around the train?We began by projecting images and videos of trains moving down the tracks. We felt that it was important for the toddlers to see a traveling train up close and personal. We also introduced toy trains, tracks, train literature, and songs. Perhaps more exposure and knowledge of trains will help us to cope with any feelings we have. What will emerge from our train activities and explorations?