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Last week Mrs. Oliveira shared a most interesting posting with me. I thought that I should do justice to this most important article, and that you as well, could take the poignant findings into consideration. I have taken the liberty to paraphrase, but give credit 
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Learning to print and recognize our names are imperative skills within the Preschool classroom. Making sense of print involves awareness and an understanding of the concepts of print; such as, writing a sentence left to right.  Here, (I.) uses her concentration and focus; in order 
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The children have been using the Bansho method to solve problems. Bansho is a form of problem solving that promotes the discussion and discovery of relationships in mathematics. It is completed in pairs, or small groups. A variety of solutions and explanations are accepted and 
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In an article written by Jessica Kelmon I read this most interesting and ‘spot on’ observation of hers. “Writing goes from zero to 60 in Kindergarten, from tracing the ABC’s and culminating in higher level thinking skills like forming, organizing, and expressing complete thoughts.” How 
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The design of board games by the Senior Kindergarten children began with close observation of the children and their interests.  They were drawn to the recycling basket which was filled with all sorts of materials.  As they were “messing” about with the materials, they began 
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‘Knowledge is constructed not in isolation but within the social group.’  ~ Environment as a Third Teacher Research has shown that: All students are capable of contributing to a collaborative inquiry Children learn a great deal in exchanges with their peers Small groups provide possibilities for 
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Take two wooden dowels, two clamps and a sheet of paper.  Put them together and a shadow screen is produced.  These simple materials greeted the children last week.  As a curious teacher I had placed them there, in the hope that the children would connect their love of 
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The children have started to collaborate in poetry and art by looking how they are both forms ofexpressive language.  The students were asked to critically consider elements of a piece of artwork.  They were encouraged to use “adjective filled” descriptions of what they saw, thought, and wondered.  After working together 
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The Tinkering Lab at our school is a place that nurtures the development of creative and scientific thinking.  A place for our children to explore, test, ask questions and think in new ways.  It is a space that recognizes children’s natural curiosity and drive for hands on 
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Continuing our adventures and making global connections, our Preschoolers planned another Skype date. Skyping China last week left us with many inquiring questions, so today we skyped Ms. Pearson in China. The question was posed, “last week Ms. Pearson, you were here and now you 
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