Posted on June 25, 2016
I attended summer fun as a youngster, but I donʻt think it was as much fun as the sessions weʻre offering! Every summer we have two assemblies to showcase the wide variety of things the students are learning across the elementary summar program: how to tell time using analog clocks; making mathematical patterns using Fibonacciʻs magic formula; young readers confident in their read-aloud of a Frog and Toad story; creating a "lava lamp" to see how oil and water really donʻt mix; singing in Mandarin and speaking in conversation; immersion in an intensive morning sports camp of skills strengthening through swimming, basketball, soccer, and volleyball; and learning other versions of sports skills in an afternoon sports camp. My blog opens with an image of about 25 enthusiastic singers and dancers performing "Getting to Know You" with gusto! I was so impressed with the studentsʻ fun learning in our summer program and the guidance from talented faculty. View the accompanying images in the slideshow.
I have been in Toronto with four Mid-Pacific colleagues attending a Reggio Emilia conference organized by the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA). Weʻve been attending lectures, meetings, and workshops to deepen our understanding of a philosophy and approach that goes beyond teaching practices around most of the globe! Here a group of early learning educators create a canvas mural using natural materials. Totally inspiring. I return to campus this week.
More surprises in store as we enter into the fourth week of our summer program.
For our children,
Edna L. Hussey, Ed.D.