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Looking back at the past 6 months

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 910 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people. Thank you to all of… Continue reading Looking back at the past 6 months

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Sharing starts with understanding Ownership

I recently read the chapter called “it’s ok not to share” in the book It’s OK not to share by Heather Shumaker. I already have a strong view point about sharing. I think that young children shouldn’t be expected to share. It’s such a big idea to understand and I think that children don’t fully… Continue reading Sharing starts with understanding Ownership

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Ice cubes: determined children and creative thinkers

Ice is a hot thing in our classroom; I mean a REALLY hot thing. You can’t say the word ice without at least 3 children asking for it. We give ice to the children when they get a bump that swells almost instantly, when they bite their lip or bump it and it starts to… Continue reading Ice cubes: determined children and creative thinkers

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Attention span: have you thought about it lately?

I learned so much from taking the RIE foundations course. There were so many things I did not know before the course or did not think about that much. One piece of information I didn’t think enough about before was an infant’s attention span. Magda Gerber states “It’s a misconception that babies have short attention… Continue reading Attention span: have you thought about it lately?

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Boredom: is this baby bored or am I?

As I said in my last post (open ended materials), I’m a firm believer that young children do not get bored. I believe boredom can be taught but, that naturally babies do not get bored. Magda Gerber states, “I think what is typically called boredom is tiredness, lack of interest in what is present, or… Continue reading Boredom: is this baby bored or am I?