Nothing without joy!

Nothing without joy!

Nothing without joy! Niente Senza Gioia! Loris Malaguzzi, one of the founders of the pre-primary schools of Reggio Emilia exclaimed this simple yet powerful statement. This photo …

 

All These Questions Are Love

All These Questions Are Love

This is the view from my window right now.Another snow day.A day to reflect and catch up on blogging. February just ended.It’s when the Love Fairy …

 

“The years are changing. They go by so fast.” Sophie, Kindergarten

“The years are changing. They go by so fast.” Sophie, Kindergarten

It’s cold.It’s winter so it is to be expected.This year is likely to be the coldest Washington, DC has perhaps ever experienced.“The icicleslook like lamps.The …

 

The Uncommon

The Uncommon

“We react to weather in relative rather than absolute fashion,” said Laurence S. Kalkstein, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the …

 

“You can’t just get stuff to remember people in a store.” -Aurora

“You can’t just get stuff to remember people in a store.” -Aurora

I love the lights. I unapologetically love the visual bliss this season brings.I could do without the barage of advertisements, mailings, and catalogs that bombard …

 

One heart at a time

One heart at a time

This year at SWS, I have three new classrooms of children to interact with. For the first time we have two 3 year old preschool …

 

Welcome to the Bubble!

Welcome to the Bubble!

Again.We moved again.First we were SWS at Peabody, then we packed up and moved to the Logan Annex in 2012.Logan Annex is a nice way …

 

Out into the Universe

Out into the Universe

THIS IS IT, THE PREMIER OF RAINBOW BEINGS FLASHMOB VIDEO! Click this linkRainbow Beings PreK Flashmob from Marla McLean on Vimeo. Yesterday was summer solstice. Yesterday was …

 

Happiness being taught

Happiness being taught

Show some emotion. If you work with young children, you know there are many opportunities to experience emotions. Last month I was working on a project with …

 

Helpers

Helpers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You …

 

The Intent, the Process, and the Beauty

The Intent, the Process, and the Beauty

  This post is a continuation of my last  post The greatest small gift,  (March 6th.) I like to think of it as a continuing conversation …