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Preschool Ponderings: January 2015

Job Boards allow the children to take part in every aspect of our classroom. It provides the child with self-esteem and feeling of competence to be able to take care of our room. The children and teachers discussed what each classroom needed for jobs.

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The baby’s delightful teaching team asked me to help them out with their classroom birthday chart and I was excited to help.

use photos of the actual children in the classroom attached to wooden blocks. These blocks can be used by the children to play, pretend, and develop language skills throughout their learning centers. These ‘block people’ give the children relative people to play with rather than plastic, painted figures that could be store bought.

Wooden blocks come alive with faces of Day Nursery children

I like the idea of a learning journey. Shows the students and parents what was taught and learned throughout time in school

I like the idea of a learning journey. Shows the students and parents what was taught and learned throughout time in school

Passionately Curious: Learning in a Reggio Inspired Kindergarten Environment: FDK Learning Environment: What messages are you sending your children?

Passionately Curious: Learning in a Reggio Inspired Kindergarten Environment. This is an interesting article - good to keep in mind when starting kindergarten in the future.

New Post! 8 Ways to Document Children's Learning; Reggio Emilia Philosophy missreggio.blogspot.com:

This post explains why documentation is important and a few different ways of documenting. Documentation allows you to see children's interests overtime and build off prior interests for future activities.

NEW POST! 5 Tips for Setting Up Your Classroom With a Reggio Influence missreggio.blogspot.com

Creativity is Contagious. Pass it On!: 5 Tips for Setting Up Your Classroom With A Reggio Influence.I love the idea of setting the art area up into 3 different sections.makes perfect sense!

Via @ey_saraht

I started a new job last week. I am the new atelierista (art teacher) at a Reggio based preschool close to where I live and I just love love love it! Reggio is a play based approach that I learned about several years ago and immediately fell in love with.

A peek inside a child-led homeschool room. This is a homeschool room for a kindergartener inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach (from An Everyday Story)