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Overhead Projector Play

Screen Shot 2013-08-21 at 1.29.30 PMOne child saw another group of children working on the overhead projector. When they were finished, he went over to the projector  to create something. He started placing the pieces on the overhead and when he looked at the wall he said, “Look! I made a dinosaur.” Continue reading

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Literary Analysis

As we sat down to begin our morning meeting, the teacher recalled some of the things the students talked about as they were developing their story of Imogene and her peacock tail.  The students urged the teacher to read Imogene’s Antlers again.  There was still the same buzz of excitement during the story just like the day before when we originally read the story together. Continue reading

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Starting the Year off Right

We were quite busy our first day of school.  The students were eager to set up the classroom and get to work.  Establishing a great classroom environment is key to a successful school year.  So the students had a discussion about ways to behave in the classroom.  Instead of focusing on things they wouldn’t do, they focused on things they would do.  This approach not only gives them the responsibility to run the classroom by creating rules and consequences, it creates a more positive environment by having them focus on the positive rather than the negative. Continue reading

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