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  • Marisa Ramsey

Smart Start Week 4 - Wednesday


On Wednesday, we continued our exploration of leaves. Our "Question of the Day" was about a favorite fall tradition...jumping in a pile of leaves! We all agreed that there's nothing quite like jumping in a crunchy pile of autumn leaves.


Sometimes, Morning Play creates opportunities of its own. Wednesday was one of those days. The dinosaur bucket turned into singing "We Are the Dinosaurs" and talking about the dinosaurs' colors, shapes, and who has big teeth. Meanwhile, Elle demonstrated that she has a stellar memory! Ella and Hayes enjoyed drawing on the easel. We have a schedule and we have plans for the day, but we also make room for spontaneous learning and those times that our students are really enjoying a particular part of our day. These are the magical moments when what we put out for them to explore collides with their own interests and curiosity. This is where significant learning happens!