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We utilize the project approach and have an emergent curriculum.  This means that teachers will plan environment, activities and lesson plans out of what emerges in the classroom.  The first month of school is spent playing and getting to know the class.  Very quickly, teachers pick up interests of children.  In the past we have studied bugs, animals, construction, shelter, squirrels and families.  Each class does not study the same thing as student interests vary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of our unique teaching approach we write daily diaries of what was done each day in the classroom.  These hang in the hallway for families to see and often contain photographs.  When a project begins you will see documentation in the hallways in classroom.  This may include photographs, student conversations, charts and surveys.  When we execute a project the focus is put on the process rather than an end product.

The house project 2012-2013 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on Reggio-Inspired Education:

Education.com Article 

Project Approach Overview

NAREA

Article from NY Times 

 

Research in Education that backs up our teaching approach:

Ages and Stages of Play

Risk Taking

NY Times Article

 

Watch a documentary trailer of "Race to Nowhere"

 

Alliance for Childhood

 

 

Parent Meeting- Aug. 10th!

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our mandatory meeting on Aug. 10th.  There are 2 times for parent/ guardians to join us.  You may choose the 3:00pm or 6:00pm meeting. 

 

RSVP by  clicking HERE!