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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, July 9, 2012

Pay It Forward

The Greenies were very excited to be recipients of a 'Pay It Forward' from Ulaanbataar, Mongolia. Pay It Forward is a growing trend among teacher bloggers who want to share their classrooms with other classes across the world. Since we became recipients we will be paying it forward to three other classes (let me know if you are interested!)

We began by looking at a globe to find out where Mongolia is. The Greenies were surprised to find out that it is exactly half way around the world!

We read a letter written by Naomi, the teacher of a playgroup, which includes pictures of the groups children. The Greenies want to know all the children's names so we read them one by one.

We look at a woollen mat and postcards with wonderful narratives on the back of each one telling us more about their culture, home life, and more.


We display our new treasures on our classroom door including the letter, postcards...

... an example of their traditional writing....

... and a list of games played with bones from the ankles of sheep.

We loved our package and cannot wait to Pay It Forward! What a great way to learn more about other children around the world.