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Published on January 17, 2019 under Winter
Written language is acquired by children in many of the same ways they acquire oral language. Two crucial aspects of learning oral language are having opportunities to be a language user and having adult role…
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To Button, Zip, and Tie

Published on January 16, 2019 under Winter
Getting dressed on time in the morning can be a real challenge for many of us, but it is particularly difficult for young children who have to contend with buttons, zippers, and shoelaces when their…
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Published on January 14, 2019 under Winter
When I describe the perfect day at our place it always involves a huge feeling of community. In our preschool family we believe that social / emotional learning is the most vital part of growth…
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Blue Please

Published on January 11, 2019 under Winter
Today we made new Playdoh. It is blue at one of the children's request. Odd thing is the day flew by even though we had to stay in. We had a couple parents play (…
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What’s Next ?

Published on January 10, 2019 under Winter
Being a program that practices many of the Reggio Emilia philosophies our goal is to allow the children to lead in their own learning. As I explained yesterday that means us being very active in…
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Published on January 9, 2019 under Winter
Honestly, games are probably my weakness. I have a hard time sitting and watching movies. I have a hard time doing anything that is not active physical or brain work for myself. If you've never…
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Robbers Are Real

Published on January 8, 2019 under Winter
Quite quickly this morning I figured out where much of my time would be spent. There was a small group of children wrapping crepe paper around each other while playing cops and robbers. I asked…
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January ?

Published on January 7, 2019 under Winter
Today was like an amazing spring day. We spent much of our morning outside running off the weekend and holiday hoopla . Sometimes when that happens I doubt myself and the way I teach and…
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Published on January 4, 2019 under Winter
Today the creativity and imagination being used was incredible. If you give children the time and the resources they can do great things. These two played quite a while here. For part of that time…
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Sneezy the Snowman

Published on January 3, 2019 under Winter
We started out our day talking about the weather. When the children left yesterday we were talking about the freezing rain and that the weatherman said it may snow. Obviously it didn't - womp womp…
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