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Posts tagged ‘babies’

Our learning so far

After a morning full of investigation, dramatic play representation, and sketching, the children asked if we could share some of our new ideas at group.
–“Babies are actually stuck to their mommy’s when they are born with the umbilical cord.” Keegan (4.3)
–“Babies crawl under people’s legs sometimes.” Drake (3.10)
–“I learned the belly pushes (contracts) to make the baby come out of the body.  Babies can eat big chunks of food either.” Claire (4.3)
–“My mom was sick when Katie was in her belly. Mom had to go to the doctors so they could get her baby out of her belly.  They want to crawl everywhere.  My baby cries in her bed sometimes.  She eats baby food, too.” Alli (2.11)
–“At the beginning, babies can only eat baby food.” Grace (4.9)
–“They eat baby crackers sometimes.” Maddie (3.8)
–“Annabell can eat, craw, walk, eat crackers.  That is because she’s a toddler.” Brayden (4.4)
–“I think some babies do not like baby food.  Some bigger babies eat pizza.  It has to be in small bites.” Lydia (3.10)
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The Baby Project’s Catalytic Event

From responses from both teachers and parents, I decided to continue both project work and any other work we are doing in the classroom or as a professional team with my assistant.  Over the course of the next few weeks I will updated the blog to meet where we are currently with our project.  By this point, I should be ready and prepared to share what I have learned so far with my current, Conscious Discpline goal. Enjoy!

The children have been very interested in the Honeybee classroom (our Birth to Two Classroom), siblings and cousins that were infants, hoping their teachers would have babies, and a parent who was pregnant.  The conversations about babies became the strongest when one morning, the children were able to feel the babies in arm in the mother’s stomach.  They watched the baby kick and were so excited to share with other classrooms, teaching staff, and their parents.  When Ava’s sister was born, Lily Kay, she brought in pictures to share thus beginning our project!

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