Inspire School in Taos

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  I just had to share a peek into the Inspire school in Taos, New Mexico. Inspire is a Reggio inspired bilingual child care. As you walk up to the front door – there is chicken wire running along side the railing with children’s and adult’s weaving.  So beautiful! Here is a weaving wave on the porch. […]

Boulder Journey School

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Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Boulder Journey School Conference.  It was a wonderful, thought-provoking gathering.  I highly recommend this conference for an enriching professional development experience.  (And the thrift stores in Boulder are amazing!) I was taken back by the gorgeous environments.  I wanted to share a few glimpses into this […]

Let It Go. . .Frozen

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The movie Frozen has dominated the children’s conversations and they absolutely love singing “Let It Go.” A few weeks ago I decided it was time to channel the energy into a collaborative art project. Day One:  I put out different shades of purple and blue tempera paint.  I added a pot of white paint as […]

Jennifer’s Handmade Twig Paint Brushes

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I had to share the pure magic Jennifer Dean created in her art center! She had handmade twig paint brushes! The children had handmade paint brushes PLUS materials to make their own! Q-tips on a twig (wrapped with twine). Parsley wrapped on a twig. Cotton balls wrapped on the end of a twig. Look at […]

Picasso’s Playdough

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Guess what?!!  I am a contributing blogger to mom.me.   I am loving the opportunity to share my ideas with parents.  My latest post is my Picasso’s Playdough Project.   I took loose parts, playdough and inspiration from Picasso’s abstract portraits.  The level of engagement and conversation with this project was amazing. Click HERE for more details!

Jennifer’s Reggio Inspired Classroom, Part One

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I must admit. I am sooooo lucky. I work in a school where my colleagues are striving to bring amazing educational environments. Jennifer Dean, a kindergarten teacher, has created pure magic in her classroom. I just had to share!  Let’s go take a peek. . . Loose parts in the Math Center –  I love […]