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A Great Read Aloud For Inquiry Based Learning

The Most Magnificent Thing storybook By Ashley Spires. A charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. "She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing!

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I first began teaching early childhood education about three decades ago, there were many discussions about the language that we use to name what we do. I rememb…

Invitations, Provocations and Reflective Practice

Stone Towers | The Curious Kindergarten

Stone Towers

Close up of invitation to create Stone Towers - from The Curious Kindergarten. Think critically about rocks that are good for building.

A few weeks ago, a few students started to be very curious about the rocks found in our playground. During our time outside, they were cons...

Rock Inquiry Provocation: using rocks, books, magnifying glasses, art and writing materials and mirrors to explore rocks.