Do you have a work bestie? One of my work besties: @kaminikamdar teaches Kindergarten at HBPS with me (Check out her website here). Since I have spent so much time chatting over the course of 4 years working with her, I have learned a lot about her K experiences and have been inspired by the happenings in her classroom.
Through Kamini, I have been exposed to the teaching philosophies of Reggio. I had heard a bit about this approach before meeting Kamini and had tried to incorporate some natural materials or natural looking materials in my classroom (e.g. logs for students to sit on during community circle time,etc.), but I had never seen a full-fledged reggio-inspired classroom the way in which Kamini shaped her room!
I can't wait until the snow clears up so we can do some mindfulness outdoors. For now, I'm doing my best to increase our inquiry-enriched learning environment and bring the green indoors!
Thanks Kamini! xo