I had the opportunity to go to a Reggio inspired school in DCPS last week. I love early childhood! I love Reggio and its emphasis on the spirit and worth of being a child. Childhood matters. Kids matter and at at a Reggio school it is evident with every step.
I started at a Morning Meeting and Sharing Time in a PK classroom. I got to receive a handshake, a high five, or a hug. I wanted a high five and my partner wanted a handshake. I loved this idea for natural materials to mark how many questions/comments can be made after someones share time.
Look at these BLOCK structures! And the fact that they STAY up- they don’t get cleaned up every day. This just screams childhood rather than “school”.
When they are ready to clean up… here is the sign that says so. Otherwise- it lives another day.
This made me laugh out loud! What a unique use of corks! It’s a bridge of course! I guess I’ll need to drink a little more Chardonnay for the kiddos at SWS!
I’ll keep going to schools… and I’ll keep taking my camera.
I love my job!