Holiday Tree

Holiday Tree

  A big lesson that the children and the adults in the room are learning this year is to use materials wisely after they have been introduced and explored and to respect the materials.  Our holiday tree was brought to us by one of our students who is becoming quite an expert nature explorer with … Continue reading

Growing Friendships

Growing Friendships

  In the Pony Room at Mann Elementary we embrace differences.  We celebrate being unique.  All of us, including our children’s families, make up a unique and powerful body that will exist until the end of this school year.  In this above photo we see growing friendships.  Friendships that wouldn’t have happened if we hadn’t … Continue reading

Slow Down, Mr. Smith

Slow Down, Mr. Smith

Recently I worked with Jennifer Azzariti, an experienced Reggio leader.  She observed my work with two groups of children.  The first group was a group of 4 boys who continue to have an interest in the tree house project. The first thing that the children and I did was to review our documentation board to … Continue reading