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Darla Myers
I teach Kindergarten in West Carrollton, Ohio and I am very passionate about project/inquiry based teaching and learning. I also have a passion for the Regio Philosophy when it comes to my classroom environment. I have been on a journey learning and applying these philosophies in my classroom and have enjoyed every minute of my journey!
I teach Kindergarten in West Carrollton, Ohio and I am very passionate about project/inquiry based teaching and learning. I also have a passion for the Regio Philosophy when it comes to my classroom environment. I have been on a journey learning and applying these philosophies in my classroom and have enjoyed every minute of my journey!
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April Skies: Using Art for Science
During our Sky Inquiry, we decided to create a collaborative art piece that showed the color of the sky for each day of April.  I love using art and science together! The kids would take turns looking at the sky, mixing paint to match the color of the sky t...

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The Waiting Game: Trying To Figure Out Students Interests.
After we had finished our Sky Inquiry, I was at a loss as too what the kids would want to investigate next so I started setting out things for them to explore to see if there was anything they would want to dig deeper into.  I tried plants and seeds.  I had...

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Rainbows, Prisms and Clouds: A Kindergarten Sky Inquiry
The kids had been showing interest in clouds so I asked them if they wanted to investigate the sky. They did so I found out what they knew and wondered so that I could see what direction this inquiry could go.  For the past two years, our sky inquiries led ...

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How Did We Explore the Concepts of Physics in Kindergarten?
Physics in Kindergarten? Absolutely!  This is why play is so important in Early Childhood Education! How else could children begin to have a basic concept of how physics works unless they have a chance to explore and experiment with it freely. Future knowle...

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What We Learned By Investigating Superheroes: Part 1
I spend a lot of time watching and listening to the kids, trying to figure out what interests them.  I love to teach the standards by using the kids interests.  When I do this, they use the academics they need while they investigate things that they are int...

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Exploring Sound in Kindergarten
I can see why they have made exploring sound one of our science standards.  Every year, without any push from me, the kids start showing me how different objects make sound in different ways. It always seems to be an interest that leads to an inquiry. This ...

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Creative and Critical Thinking with the Gingerbread Man
Every December, Our class gets a visitor from up north!  The Gingerbread Man comes to spend the Holidays with us!  This of course spurred an interest in the different versions of the Gingerbread Man!  The kids enjoyed comparing them and through these storie...

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The Eagle Project: A Student-Lead, Interest Based Inquiry
I work really hard to listen and observe the kids to see what they are interested in.  I like to use their interests to guide the curriculum.  I have found that when the curriculum stems from their interests, they naturally use the literacy, math, and 21st ...

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The Kindness Jar: Spreading Kindness in Kindergarten
A wonderful friend of mine came to visit our class for a day and told me about an amazing idea that she does in her classroom!  Thank you Grace for this idea!  It is so wonderful that I had to pass it along! A bit over a month ago, we had a visit from the K...

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Mixing Art and Science As We Learn About Fall
Children love art!  They love to take paint, pastels, watercolors, crayons, colored pencils, markers and clay and create things of beauty.  The things they love to create when they have a choice are more about the process than the end product. They want to ...
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