kinder frame the natural beauty found around them
“if you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
-laura ingalls wilder
*Jean Piaget (1896-1980) in his office.
Shout out to all those who didn’t tidy their office before the start of the school year.
“simple solutions seldom are. it takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.”
-alfred north whitehead
*Piaget’s (1936) theory of cognitive development explains how a child constructs a mental model of the world. He disagreed with the idea that intelligence was a fixed trait, and regarded cognitive development as a process which occurs due to biological maturation and interaction with the environment.
credit: modern language association
when not at home
i am often reminded
that there is always a learning curve
upon encountering new remotes
as is often the case
they seem to have been designed
by someone who wanted to add
lots of colorful or completely unmarked obscure buttons
i am far from winning or fully appreciating the options
luckily i have my secret weapons – my grandies
who can navigate their way around them with ease.
“i couldn’t find the remote control to the remote control.”
our class has been taking a close look at snow and ice
after reading them
the first book i ever read all by myself
‘snow’ by p.d. eastman
brought a snowball in from outside
named it ned
popped it in our freezer
check on it every now and then
take ned out for just a little bit
see if it’s still cold and in the shape of a snowball and if it’s drippy
hope that ned will be with us throughout the season
even if he goes away in the spring
we’re pretty sure he’ll be back next winter.