This small yellow flower that is often seen spread throughout vast fields, gardens, or yards is one of the most common and recognizable flowers. Dandelions have small flowers gathered together to form one large ‘head’. The Growing Place Dandelions are a small cluster of children that work as a group to form a successful learning environment.
Small group work encourages children to learn about different personalities, opinions, and behaviors. Even at such a young age, we are teaching children to begin to respect one another’s differences and learn how work within them. The teacher works to incorporate these individual personalities into his lesson and encourage the children to work together to form one large learning group. The Dandelion room and our Wildflower room are both 4 ½ year old classrooms. This allows for smaller class size and more individualized attention and instruction in preparation for Kindergarten.