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Classrooms: Preschool through 5th Grade

“If we believe that children possess their own theories, interpretations and questions, and that they are co-protagonists in their knowledge-building processes, then the most important verb in educational practice is no longer to talk, to explain, to transmit, but to listen.”

-Carlina Rinaldi (President of Reggio Children)


Our Preschool Classroom is an engaging, joyful space in which to live and learn. Students feel “at home” when they enter the room, change into their “inside shoes” and select a morning choice activity. Whole group, small group, and individualized ...

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K-1 classroom

In kindergarten/first grade classroom, children’s days are filled with joyful interactions between students and teachers, meaning-making, dialogue, choice, and social/emotional/academic growth. supported by nurturing, kind teachers...

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2-3 classroom

Second/Third Grade Classroom Project Investigations Examples The tree project had the 2-3rd grade class “budding” with questions: How tall is the tallest tree? What kind of leaf is this? Is this made from a tree? What damaged this tree...

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4-5 classroom

“At University Primary, children fall in love with learning and stay in love with school. Students learn to question, investigate, and research. The students learn how to forever teach themselves.” Campus Collaborations Agriculture Bioenginnering Students seniors, design with 4-5th graders...

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