question came up the other day related to the idea of related to the idea of building the group of kids as a school family and designing our environments to make them reflect that family
discussion was regarding adding more "home like" materials in centers especially the home living area: questions posed was :the kids tend to throw, not put away or destory the home living items- I don't want to spend additional money on items they will not take care of- how do I teach care of materials?
My question- let me know your thoughts- if we offer items that are more closely related to home and they already have been taught to be "careful of the dishes" etc., will this issue take care of itself? When we trust students to be respectful of beautiful items and model the use of and care of any new items- will students naturally become respectful with care of the environment? What are your thoughts?