Roadrunners

Much like the family in the beloved children's book Going on a Bear Hunt , the Roadrunner's preschool class went on their own adventure. These preschoolers take weekly neighborhood walks—always with an interesting spin. They’ve hunted down sounds on listening walks, scoured for gigantic puddles to...
No right or wrong answers Every morning, Roadrunners are invited to answer questions at drop off. Questions are opportunities for parent and child to discuss learning in the classroom. No answer is right or wrong; questions are simply a chance for children to have their opinions heard. It may be...
Asking good questions In the Roadrunners, we are all scientists. When asked what it means to be a scientist, Roadrunners offer, "it means discovering things," or "doing experiments." But what do all scientists start with? Good questions. A few weeks ago, the Roadrunners instituted Why? Wednesday ....
written by Roadrunner Teacher Danny Galpern Rough housing around It’s great to rough house with your child! When an adult allows a child to play energetically and offers lots of physical touch, it works magic on children. It helps your child get out their energy, notice their connection to you, and...
Why set limits? As parents and caregivers, we see places where our children struggle and we want to give them a helping hand to move forward. One of the most effective tools to help a child who has gotten stuck in a particular spot is by setting a limit. When an adult sets a firm, loving limit, and...
When feelings show At PIC, summer is full to the brim with transitions. In our classroom Roadrunners from the last year are moving up, and new children are joining our class. As parents and teachers know well, transitions can be challenging for children. For your child, leaving their familiar...
Written by Roadrunners Teacher Danny Galpern Using Laughter to Resolve Feelings Children are naturally joyful and excited. But if something scary or painful happens, they can feel alone with powerful emotions. As Preschool Program Coordinator Tamara Clark wrote in her recent blog post , children...
Follow Their Lead One of the most important things we do in the Roadrunners classroom is follow our children’s lead. For a child, having an interested and loving adult listen closely to what they are thinking about is so important. As a child sees that an adult values them and their ideas,...
Communication, Communication, Communication! Think of communication between families and teachers as a busy two-way road! On-going interaction, support, and involvement from both families and teachers build the connection and trust for a solid home/school relationship. In the Roadrunners, we want to...
Roadrunners Gain Independence by Christel Ürményházi In the area of self-care, Roadrunner teachers foster children's growing independence by meeting them at their current stage of development and then offering them opportunities to challenge themselves as they gain mastery and confidence. An example...

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