On Wednesday evening, Molly, Elena and three teachers attended a DCREA meeting. DCREA is a DC-based Reggio study group "committed to elevating professional discourse through research and collaboration." On Wednesday, Sandy Lanes was the speaker. Sandy has worn a lot of educational hats in her career and is currently the host of the "Awakening to Reggio" podcast. Sandy spoke about the image of the child and creating a culture of connection. She encouraged teachers, when they notice something happening in their classrooms to ask themselves the question, "What does it mean that...?" So....
"What does it mean that KW children are so invested in the
time they spend creating small worlds?"
When we ask the children, they usually say something like, "Well, it's fun." When we look more closely, we can speculate about the attraction. Here's some possibilities:
The Rainey children spent time working with manipulatives this afternoon. As they measured each other with these materials, they're counting, collaborating, and solving problems. Karen, Emma, and Elena all stopped by to admire their work.
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