Posts Tagged "Practical Life"

Guiding Children to Work with Tools

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Guiding Children to Work with Tools

An Open Letter to Teacher V A new item was introduced to the school outside deck area recently.  It is a pump, a real one, and the old-fashioned kind that gives children the opportunity to push down on the lever and observe the effects as water flows through a series of tubes.  This is a tool, not a toy, and as such requires a specific method of interaction.  As with most new items in the curriculum (and some old) the children need repeated directions, explanations and demonstrations in order to use the pump correctly: lift the handle slowly, push down slowly and carefully, return the...

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Out of Ordinary Matters

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Out of Ordinary Matters

Occasionally and with no apparent reason, some children love to start dressing up. We as a “culture” have no problem with girls dressing as princesses, ballerinas, or moms- boys dressing as construction guys, firemen, or space heroes.  This all seems to shift somewhat when little boys love, and want to wear, what I call the “other than” little boy standard attire.  I’ve had several such little imaginative dudes and have found their unique choices to be delightful- every piece of clothing having been put on with attention to detail and precise decision making...

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Junior Biologist Makes His Daily Rounds

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in GPMP | 0 comments

Junior Biologist Makes His Daily Rounds

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