Cornelius Crick sent us a letter

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Cornelius Crick, the famous detective of our favorite book,  sent pre-K class a letter! He was informed about our talent in solving problems and finding answers to mysteries…

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Cornelius’ first request was to get to know us better. He asked for our portraits.

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Children drew them with pleasure! But, just a wall full of our portraits was not enough.

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Kids also wanted to add their names under their own portrait.

So,we played a game after which each paper obtained the right name, on it! 🙂

We are now ready for the next Cornelius Crick’ challenge…

(by Spyridoyla Patouna, teacher in pre-K class in Athens)

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Dorothy Snot sent us a postcard!

During the first days of school this year, children in pre-K class read the book “The disappearance of Dorothy Snot”, the book out of which our school was named of!

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As the story was moving on, Dorothy started sending letters to the children. Green envelops began to appear in class, very often. Dorothy was asking for help and ideas.

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In one of her letters, she sent us some photos of her last trips around the world and asked for our imagination: Was it possible for us to construct with those images by using toys and other materials?

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Children thought of it, worked together, and responded to Dorothy’s request with great success!

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(by Spyridoula Patouna, teacher in pre-K class in Athens)

Play in toddlers’ class

Play, is:

  • Two painter balls in a box

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  • Building towers using glasses

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  • Meeting your friends under the table

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  • Wearing strange metal shoes

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  • Wiping the salt

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  • Playing music

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  • Inventing a way to reach the balloons up in the ceiling

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  • Spreading the clothes

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  • Talking with your best friend

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  • And after all these exhausting things, go to sleep!

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Play is life. Children’s life.

(by Jenny Diamantopoulou, teacher in toddlers’ class in Athens)

Looking deeper

Drawing with cars is not just a fun activity for babies.

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Looking deeper,  someone realizes that through this activity babies interact one another, gain socialization skills, taste the car, throw it down to listen to the sound, and more….

We teachers, the only think to do is to observe all these different behaviors.

Just by evaluating children’ reaction in any activity, we learn so many thinks.

(by Anastasia Kouroubali, teacher in babies class, in Athens)