More Self Portraits in Clay (with Videos!)

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by Katee Today I picked up where Alisha had left off with Clay Self Portraits.  I love watching their processes, their growth, and especially the details they choose to add to their work with these.  Here are some great photos and videos of our appointment this morning: DB:   LG: LS: FC:

Love Day!

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by Alisha We love love!  We had a very busy valentines morning full of excited, loving energy. We’ve been exploring what “love” means. What is it? How does your body feel when you are loving? What does it look like? How do you show love? At circle time we got a note in a special envelope that said, “Tulip Tree, I … Read More

A lesson in waiting.

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By Bee Part of teaching in a Reggio inspired school is setting the scene, and waiting. Instead of sitting in front of the children and giving a lesson, we are observing to see what the children are interested in. Once we have ascertained what is we grabbing at their attention, we tease at that interest to expand and develop it. … Read More

A Backyard Habitat

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By Kerry After our walk around the neighborhood searching for urban wildlife shelters, the kids have been wanting more! We had a circle where we brainstormed about what makes a good shelter for an animal. We knew that they needed a space to sleep, stay warm, hide from dangerous things like predators (or rambunctious children) and maybe even a place … Read More

Creating Agreements Around Tickling (A circle time video)

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by Alisha Lately a lot of the children have been really into tickling each other. Most of the time we have observed it being a very silly, consensual and fun time for both children involved. Other times, it can cause a bit of conflict. Tickling can be very confusing because even though it causes laughter, it may not always be … Read More

Field Study

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By Kerry We went on a walk in the neighborhood to look for some urban wildlife shelters. The children were equipped with paper and pencils to take notes on their findings, we called them field notes. Some kids wanted to draw pictures of what they found, others wanted to write down words or letters associated with their observations. We found … Read More