Our experiences contribute to our literacy lives in a big way. Every little activity that we participate in is filed away in our brains until there comes a time when we need it. Early childhood is such a fun and magical time to help kids see HOW these little experiences connect to their literacy lives.
Category Archives: Reggio Emilia
I love using photography to document student learning. During our tree unit, I’ve been snapping pictures every time I get the chance. I’ve been taking pictures of the kids at work, observing, describing, and writing in their journals. One of our parents made a tree for our bulletin board and I thought it would be
Last week I shared my post about an Idea Room that was at a school I visited for a training class. Today I’m sharing how to create an Idea Room in your own house, even when you don’t have the space for a dedicated Idea Room or Art Area in your home, and how it
It may be surprising to hear that I didn’t always love teaching writing to young children. After all, I write a literacy blog. You would think that I loved reading and writing as a kid and that my love for those subjects carried right into my adult life and into my teaching. Well… not so
Have you heard of Reggio Emilia, Italy? I remember hearing a bit about this place when I was doing my undergraduate work, at Seattle Pacific University, in the 90’s. I was introduced to Reggio Emilia again in about 2000, when I was working on my Master’s in Reading and Literacy. The introductions were brief, maybe