Material Matters

Material Matters

“The freest child is the child who is most interested in what he is doing, and at whose hand are the materials for his work or play.” — Caroline Pratt, progressive education reformer &...

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The Zones

The Zones

Late autumn brings with it a tremendous amount of excitement for children. There are Halloween costumes to choose, turkeys and pies to make and snow to wish for. The winter holidays and a new year...

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Getting Meta-Cognitively Connected!

Getting Meta-Cognitively Connected!

The children have been working hard to become “wild readers” this fall.  They are choosing and reading their own books, they are learning to think and write about their reading in meaningful ways,...

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Who Am I?

              The second and third graders have enthusiastically immersed themselves in the Hero Study by independently reading biographies of interest and then dressing up as their heroes. After...

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Field Trips and Glass Slippers

One of my favorite parts of teaching is when an opportunity arises for a meaningful field trip. Leaving the classroom is always an engaging way to extend learning, and it is exciting for the...

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