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The Seasons: Fall

It’s a rainy Fall day, here in the Pacific Northwest.  Our nature table is filled with drying sunflowers, apples, and a new book. Fall, published by Barron’s is one of my favorite books to read to my kindergarten class. I love encouraging the kids to collect leaves in the Fall and create pictures with them.

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Reggio Inspired

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

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Playful Learning – The Art Of Teaching

Hey, teacher friends!  I’ve signed up to take an online class.   Playful Learning is one of my favorite websites, books, and blogs.  I first took Mariah’s Playful Learning Spaces class several years ago and I was hooked!  I couldn’t wait for Wednesdays, each week, when Mariah would send out new videos and lessons. I

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