Experimenting with Cardboard

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By Kerry When initially setting up our new block room, a peg board was installed and multi-colored pegs (golf tees) were supplied for the children to experiment with. Up until recently, the pegs had been used primarily for collecting, spreading on the floor, or hiding inside of temporary structures. This week, some assorted, recycled, cardboard boxes were added to the … Read More

The Story of a Broken Arm

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by Alisha This Monday when we got to school, we all learned that a friend of ours, LG, had broken his arm over the weekend. We have been missing our friend LG dearly so we were very excited today when LG finally came back to school! We had so many questions for our friend! Here is our (long) conversation from … Read More

Focused and Busy Together

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by Alisha This morning was one of those mornings that every teacher who is inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia loves to be a part of.  This morning was alive with busy and focused children and teachers all working, exploring, inspiring and being inspired together.  I love to see our classroom start to grow and transform with the children’s … Read More

Lining up is hard to do!

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by Alisha Forming a line is hard work! We are practicing every day. We line up for the bathroom, we line up to wash hands for snack and we line up when we come in from outside. We do have some tools to help our line making. One of them our sensory wall that children can touch and explore while … Read More

Why the White Room?

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“It’s like a place for wish magic!”- CL by Katee At our Reggio-inspired school we are called to be facilitators of exploration.  We set out provocations to provoke wonder, curiosity, engagement, reflection, and learning through experience.  We follow the children throughout the year, carefully listening, trying to understand the hundred languages that each child speaks to us and build ideas … Read More

Welcome Back Heidi!

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by Katee Today we warmly welcomed back our magical friend Heidi to play, and sing, and dance with us!  Heidi was so excited to see our new space, to see familiar faces, to see the Elm House faces in the new space, and she immediately picked out our new friend to meet. The children were so happy.  It is so … Read More

Circle time agreements

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by Alisha So far this year, circle time has been full of singing songs and creating our classroom agreements. We have discussed and added to our three main classroom agreements: We take care of ourselves, we take care of each other, and we take care of our environment. Then came up with lists of what each of these agreements mean. … Read More

First morning at school

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by Alisha Today was our first day of school! Some of us know each other already, some of us are getting to know each other and all of us are exploring our new classroom and materials together! Here are some glimpses into our first day of school (and all before lunch time!)

Goodbyes and Rainbows!

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by Alisha Our  last week of school for the school year has been filled with excitement and sadness and everything in between. We have had lots of feelings this week! Some people will be moving on to kindergarten in the fall, some people will be going to different schools in the fall, some people will be here for the summer … Read More