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Acorn Art

Published on October 26, 2017 under DAP
Sometimes allowing kiddos to explore means letting go of even more control.  Yesterday I showed the kids a picture of some acorns someone had painted or stained on pinterest .  Today - they decided we…
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Learning Takes Place Every Where

Published on October 24, 2017 under DAP
As I work through really embracing the Reggio philosophy and a child-led curriculum I have been honest enough to say I am STRUGGLING .  I am on the STRUGGLE bus and riding full steam ahead.…
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Meaningful Writing Experiences

Published on October 20, 2017 under DAP
At this age teaching writing is not only a terrible waste of time but also it is NOT developmentally appropriate .  Sometimes teachers or parents ignore science and years of research by professionals and teach…
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Pumpkin Visual

Published on October 4, 2017 under Art
Today we took time to look at our pumpkin . We smelled it. We touched it.  We talked about it and made a list of all the things we " know " about pumpkins. After…
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Isn’t Easter Over ?

Published on April 17, 2017 under DAP
When you look at today's pictures you might think - - wait... last week before Easter she didn't have bunnies and eggs out.  Today, the week after the Easter holiday - she has all the…
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Engaged

Published on December 21, 2016 under DAP
Our goal each day is to be engaged with materials in play.   Sometimes the children are so engaged in their own learning that I hate to pull them away to check something off my…
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Post Thanksgiving

Published on November 28, 2016 under DAP
Post Thanksgiving
Most of you know that I have gradually become more natural, hippified, simplistic , reggio - inspired , child centered, .... there are so many adjectives that could explain or might be pinned on me…
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Stop , Think and Choose

Published on November 8, 2016 under Art
Today is one of those days that people will look back to say " I remember the day ( fill in the blank )  was elected President of the United States. " I hope that…
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Its Fri-yay Y’all !

Published on September 2, 2016 under creating wonder
We are not perfect teachers but we certainly try to learn from our own mistakes .  Yesterday we did not get in as much outside time.   Today  outside time was a priority.    After…
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