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Why Play?

Parents, caregivers and educators often think of play as the “child’s work." Unlike “adult work”, children benefit from adult support (scaffolding) to experience rich, flexible and robust play ideas and experiences. Research indicates that “play” is...

Greetings From the Art Room!

The children are off to a wonderful start in Art class! So far, we have had three sessions together and have been very busy learning about the Elements of Art, specifically, Line, Shape, Color and Form.  The children have been exploring these concepts through our...

New Beginnings

A new school year brings excitement – a chance to start fresh, a sense of structure and routine that is comforting, and even a little concern about the unknown. For most of the children there are new teachers, many faces and names to learn and expectations different...

“Sawa Bona” in the Yellow Room

by Guest Blogger, Lisa Solar Have you ever breezed past an acquaintance or colleague, offered a snap smile and a quick “Hi, How are you?” without listening for the answer?  Probably.  Most of us have.  It’s common habit in American and many other cultures to offer...

Individual Differences, Part V: Birth Order

this post is part of a five post series on Individual Differences. Each year, our school community is made up a little differently and our classrooms take on a collective “personality”.  In getting to know each class as a group, among other things, we gather...