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City Island Story

There’s a close-knit group of boys in the school and they regularly work and play together. They have such a close bond and really work well together, so we always try to use that to push them to do more. For example: they enjoy spelling, counting, and writing more if they are together rather than doing something on their own. In our eyes, if this how the children prefer to learn (and if they are learning more) then we will always encourage the group participation!

Two boys in the group began constructing Lego boats and were pushing them around the room, dodging furniture and other obstacles on the floor. In order to encourage them to express their knowledge of boats, floating, buoyancy, and construction in another way (or another language, as we say in the Reggio Emilia approach), we gave the boys a piece of paper and some paint and asked them to tell us more about boats. Continue reading

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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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