The reflection table

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on February 19, 2014

in Centers, Classroom Setup, Reflection Table

Reflection Table

I love to find things to use in my classroom that invite curiosity or to renew interest in an old activity. Today, I want to introduce you to what I like to call “the reflection table.”…

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To set up our reflection table, we simply put a light weight full length mirror on the table for the children to work on.  There are non-breakable full length mirrors that you can use in the classroom as a reflection table or in your dress-up area or other parts of the classroom available at many education stores…

The Reflection Table by Teach Preschool

Whenever my students walk into the classroom and notice that the reflection table is set up, they can’t resist the opportunity to walk over and look at their own reflection…

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Observing the children talk to each other and examine their own and each other’s reflections in the mirror is one of my favorite reasons to set up the reflection table….

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But like I mentioned before, I also like to use the reflection table as a way to put a new spin on activities or to add a new element of interest or exploration to a process like our colorful rainbow reflection cutting table…

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Or as a writing center…

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For our class, the focus of the reflection table isn’t so much on trying to create reflections as much as it is providing a new and interesting canvas for our students to work…

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1 Janet February 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

I am always looking for new ways to keep the kids interested in learning and I am never disappointed with your website. Thanks for sharing and keeping our minds open and active.

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2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Thank you for your sweet comment Janet:)

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3 Vicky @ Mess For Less February 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Love this! It was cool enough for the kids just to examine their reflections, but I love how you added different uses to the mirror.

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4 Ademola-Aralepo,Ajoke February 23, 2014 at 11:38 am

This is nice.I wish we could have this in all our classrooms but considering the size of classes around here. All the same we will try to do something. Thanks for the concept.

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5 Linda Ellisen February 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Mirrors are also wonderful with shaving cream and paint on them! My two’s and three’s love this activity…

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6 Syeda Sumera Gardezi February 26, 2014 at 9:51 am

Hi. I am running my own school and its an opportunity for me to have good ideas for all children. Thanks for this good help.

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