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Posted on Oct 06, 2011

Gillispie “Gem” of the Week

What does a purposeful, Reggio-inspired emergent curriculum program look like? Check out the daily calendar in Prekindergarten Room 6! Rather than purchase an off-the-shelf calendar from a teacher supply store, Room 6 teachers Mrs. Epperson and Mrs. Goedman had their students practice their writing and spelling by making their own calendar. Such an effort provides a daily reminder to children that their writing has real-life application and that they are capable learners.

Ms. Blake’s Grade 2 students returned from music class yesterday to find their teacher transformed into Johnny Appleseed. “Johnny” visited with the children for quite some time, sharing stories about America’s expansion west and folklore about the animals and environments that made Johnny’s life extraordinary.


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