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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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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Living Classroom

One of the environmental inspirations from the schools of Reggio Emilia is how alive the classrooms are. Spring is a great time to bring nature and living things into the classroom. We already have a good collection of plants and a fish tank, but what else can bring a sense of wonder in the living outdoors to your indoor space?

Growing grass in the media table- it's been growing for about two weeks, we hope to add wild animal figurines but the Greenies have suggested live worms... I feel a worm hunt coming on...

I like all the different shades of green!

 Window gardening! I used small party favor bags as planters/micro-terrariums and had the Greenies add soil and two green bean seeds. The warm sunlight and moisture in the soil did most of the work for us! We got to see the growth well through the bags.

Tadpoles! Does it get any cooler? I think NOT! We have 4 tads and one has two legs and one arm so far. It's been exciting watching them grow and begin to change.

Things are always growing and changing in the Green Room. Happy May Day!  

1 comment:

  1. How about making a compost pile in the garden with your discarded banana peels and other non-meat food scraps? Then you'd have worms!