Features and Benefits

Explorations K features

  • ideas for questioning and supporting students as they explore Language, Mathematics, Science, The Outdoors, Blocks and Building, Dramatic Play, Visual Arts, Sand and Water
  • "Watch for" notes that support observation and documentation
  • photographs that illustrate how children develop and learn as they play and inquire
  • helpful tips for setting up and organizing materials and the environment to promote play-based inquiry
  • case studies that show how projects can emerge and develop over time
  • a FREE website including customizable Line Masters, and suggestions for integrating technology into your play-based classroom.

Explorations 1 features

  • ideas for questioning and supporting students as they explore Big Ideas in “Our Changing World,” “Patterns and Cycles,” “Our Communities,” “Sharing Stories and Information,” and “Plants Are Living Things"
  • Watch for…” notes that support observation and documentation
  • photographs that illustrate authentic inquiry in the classroom
  • suggestions for activities that engage students, invite them to explore Big Ideas, and extend their understanding
  • ideas for teaching in combined-grade classrooms
  • a FREE website including customizable Line Masters and suggestions for integrating technology into the classroom

Explorations 2 features

  • ideas for questioning and supporting students as they explore Big Ideas in “Our Changing World,” “Patterns and Cycles,” “Our Communities,” “Sharing Stories and Information,” and “Plants Are Living Things”
  • Watch for…” notes that support observation and documentation
  • photographs that illustrate authentic inquiry in the classroom
  • suggestions for activities that engage students, invite them to explore Big Ideas, and extend their understanding
  • ideas for teaching in combined-grade classrooms
  • a FREE website including customizable Line Masters and suggestions for integrating technology into the classroom