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Sue Castellano replied to Janine Ragan's discussion Chapter 9 Play: The Crucible of Learning in the group Somers Point Teachers
"I like the section "Play 101." I think we see the five attributes of play during our choice time in preschool each day. I also liked the section "How Do Children Play?" and the discussion of how play develops as children grow…"
Mar 21, 2010
Sue Castellano replied to Susan Dugan's discussion Chapter 7: Who Am I in the group Somers Point Teachers
"I was struck by the author's citation of the report form the society for Research in Child Development that "The first few years of schooling appear to be built on a firm foundation of children's emotional and social skills." (p.…"
Mar 7, 2010
Sue Castellano replied to Nicole Medvedik's discussion Chapter 5: Einstein Never Used Flash Cards in the group Somers Point Teachers
"As I was waiting for my daughters at their music lessons this afternoon (violin and piano), I was struck by how similar learning to read music is to learning to read. And I looked back at the question posed on p. 115 "Is learning letter names…"
Feb 22, 2010
Sue Castellano replied to Kristie Leonard's discussion Einstein Never Used Flash Cards Ch 6 The Quest to Define Intelligence in the group Somers Point Teachers
"It would be great to live in Lake Wobegon, as the author says, with all of the "above average" children! Although, I agree with Jane - perhaps we should ultimately be more concerned with emotional intelligence, for if our children are…"
Feb 22, 2010
Sue Castellano replied to Nicole Medvedik's discussion Chapter 5: Einstein Never Used Flash Cards in the group Somers Point Teachers
"It's so easy for parents to get sucked into the race to achieve more better faster! Speaking as a mom, it can be very difficult to stand your ground and do what you know to be best for your child's development when the messages you hear…"
Feb 16, 2010
Sue Castellano replied to Lindsay Francese's discussion Einstien Never Used Flash Cards Ch. 4 Language the Power of Babble in the group Somers Point Teachers
"Besides finding this chapter on language development fascinating, I found myself thinking about my student who came to me in September speaking no English whatsoever. (In fact, he cried for the first week because he had no idea what anyone was…"
Feb 16, 2010
Sue Castellano replied to Jane Leonardo's discussion Einstein Never Used Flashcards...Chapter 3. Playing with numbers, How children learn about Quantity in the group Somers Point Teachers
"I found this chapter extremely interesting. I too am a huge fan of Math Their Way, having used it for several years when I taught first grade. I always felt that my first graders truly understood the math concepts we were teaching when we used that…"
Feb 1, 2010
Sue Castellano replied to Susan Dugan's discussion Einstein Didn't Use Flashcards in the group Somers Point Teachers
"I feel that part of our role as preschool teachers is to provide our students that come from homes that lack structure and opportunities for language development just that - structure and a chance to develop their vocabulary and language skills. And…"
Jan 18, 2010

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