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  • Marisa Ramsey

Smart Start Week 4: Let's Bake!

Updated: Oct 18, 2020

We love immersive learning experiences! This week, we turned the Home Center into a bakery and it was most certainly a hit. This week we learned about the letter "C" while baking cupcakes and decorating cookies.


There are so many things to love about that video! We spend A LOT of time listening during our times of play. When we actively listen, we are always blessed by the stories the children tell. They are endlessly creative. This week we heard exclamations like, "Hey! I have an idea!" (Layla) and "Hey, Mrs. Deb, I was thinking. Do you have anything we could use to...." (Jase). When children are telling stories, getting bright ideas, or solving problems, we take time to lean into that. When they are speaking, creating, and solving, and we affirm that with our listening, their confidence soars and discovery and learning come naturally.