Anecdotes from parents: what is important from the child’s viewpoint

It is always nice to hear from the parents of my students:

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Wanted to share with you Sasha’s painting. She did it yesterday while I was cooking.
Child's painting of a caterpillar.That is what she wanted to paint and she said that this is a caterpillar. I remembered that you did this project with our kids, and look how it went! I was amazed. I see the container, the caterpillar and a leaf, do you?

I do see them and see that what I do in the classroom has introduced this three-year-old to the concept of lifecycles and the needs of living things.

Thank you Sasha and mother,


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  1. Gail Laubenthal
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Last week in Dallas, at the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST), the annual conference of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT), I gave a workshop on using technology with young children. To create a long-lasting resource for teachers, I created a wiki: so that teachers could see examples of what types of technology tools young children can use in the classroom. Peggy encouraged me to share this resource with the Early Years blog readers. Hope you get some good ideas.

  2. Peggy Ashbrook
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for sharing Gail! I suggest that viewers begin with the “Agenda” on the right-side menu. There is a lot to explore and learn from.

  3. Marie Faust Evitt
    Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    What a wealth of information you present on your wiki, Gail. Thank you!

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