All posts tagged “Community

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Kindergarten Visit to Hof Narr Farm

   “Let nature be your teacher” William Wordsworth Our ongoing relationships with Hof Narr organic farm provides a wealth of learning opportunities for the children. Through their encounters with the animals, the orchard and the vegetable garden, the children explore…

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Den Building

Connecting Threads of Learning in Different Spaces As our class groups develop a growing sense of community, we intentionally plan learning provocations based on children’s interests which promote connections among our environments both indoor and outdoor. We aim to have threads of…

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Building Communities

Ms. Claire surprised us with an overflowing bag of apples from a tree at her house. We presented the apples to the children in a basket in an inviting display. There was much interest and excitement with many children sharing that they…

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Outdoor Artists

  Painting is something we do on a very regular basis in our Early Years classes. Most children of all ages love to paint and we, the Early Years educators, believe that they should be given many opportunities to do…

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Becoming a Community

We have spent the first weeks of school fostering a sense of community in the classroom. In the Early Years at ICS we believe that a strong sense of community and a supportive emotional environment provide a solid foundation for…