emergent curriculum, chocolate
Noticing that our children loved to mix 'potions,' a student teacher offered a chance to experience glue with many scents....mustard, spices, cocoa, lavender, etc. Over and over, the children returned to work with the cocoa-scented glue. The student asked 'do you know where cocoa and chocolate come from?' and a project was born. The children did not believe that cocoa originates from a tree, and so we investigated deeply over the next few weeks....
  • emergent curriculum, chocolate
  • emergent curriculum, chocolate
  • emergent curriculum, chocolate factory
  • emergent curriculum, chocolate factory
  • emergent curriculum, chocolate factory
  • chocolate factory documentation

In classrooms that use inquiry-based approaches - including those who use Emergent Curriculum, engage in long or short term project work, or are inspired by Reggio Emilia - we work hard to find the time to document children's ideas, thinking, and learning.

The chocolate project evolved from the children's disbelief about where chocolate comes from....
Fall 2017
NS College of ECE, Halifax, N.S.
November 18th 2017
Ottawa area (Kanata)
October 19th and 20th
Prince Edward Island
November 21
Online (closed group)
February 3rd 2018
Hamilton, Ontario