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Greetings and welcome to my page. My name is Rebbecca, I am a mom of two and a preschool teacher in southwestern Virginia. I have had the blessing of working in a Reggio Emilia inspired center for nearly 10 years, with the Greenies (my students) for 7 of the last 10 years. Our emergent curriculum and play based learning approach has changed the way I think about working with children. I am looking forward to sharing my inspirations, reflections and stories with you. So glad you're here!

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Monday, August 29, 2011

From Scratch

I am very excited for a friend of mine who is getting the rare opportunity to build her classroom from scratch. From scratch I mean from the wall paint colors to furniture placement. I will be helping her out tomorrow as she prepares for opening day- I can only imagine what's running through her head! She will be documenting the process as the room comes together and I hope to use her example as I prepare a new workshop on classroom environment for VAECE 2012. Whenever I think of environment (and by this I mean indoor, outdoor is another passion of mine but that's for another blog) I always think of TriBeCa Community School in NYC and their amazing indoor spaces. I have been very inspired by them, especially the cozy welcoming space in every classroom (the spaces with the couch and portfolios.) Check out their pictures and see if you get inspired as well!


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