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A Letter of Thanks

Dear Parents and Teachers, I am grateful we share the beautiful drive through deCordova’s Sculpture Park.  The composition of sculptures in a natural setting offers inspiration and connects our community in unique ways.  I invite you to reflect on what inspires you as I share what inspires me. Let’s take an imaginary drive s l o w l y  through the park. Meet me on Sandy Pond Road and let’s drive together. Looking to the left, the three colorful sculptures

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Mark Weltner Gives Talk at Wonder of Learning

Mark gave a talk on “Materials, Environments, and Small Group Work in a Reggio-Inspired School” on August 23rd and 28th at the Wonder of Learning, Wheelock College, 180 Riverway, Boston.

Publication:
Opening the World from Me to We

Mark has published a short book on how the theme of storytelling impacted all classrooms during the 2016-17 school year at LNS. Click here to read it or buy a copy!

LNS Meets Ashley Bryan

On October 7, 2016, Ashley Bryan, whose work was featured in a fall museum exhibit, met with Studios Purple and Red in a dynamic and interactive experience. He enthralled the children with call and response poems, songs, and a reading of Beautiful Blackbird. You can find this 93-year-old man’s extraordinary bio here.

Mark Weltner on Listening at Eric Carle Museum

Mark Weltner gave a talk on “The Importance of Listening In Play” at the Eric Carle Museum’s Summer Teacher Workshop, “Make Way for Play,” on July 18, 2016. Mark’s presentation followed a talk by Lella Gandini!

Read on for a sampling of recent blog posts from inside the studios…

Real Artists

Jumping off from our visit with Ian McMahon and the children referring to him as a “real” artist, we wondered more about what this means.

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Story Stones

Planning for the Woodland Walk is a joyful agenda item at a faculty meeting. Teachers suggest animals, insects, birds, fungus, elements in nature that the

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International Visitors

On January 23, 2018, sixteen kindergarten teachers and administrators from Nanjing China, participating in Early Childhood Education Professional Development: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and

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What does the imagination look like?

Learn more about how LNS and deCordova made children’s thinking visible: download the article “What does the imagination look like? Written by Emily Silet, deCordova’s Head of Educational Exhibits, this article first appeared in Exhibition (Fall 2016) Vol. 35 No. 2, and is reproduced with permission.

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Collaboration with Artist Stephanie Cardon

“What you’ll see today is the culmination of this collaborative effort. It’s really a one-to-one representation of the school, because each child painted a screen that’s roughly their size, and so you’ll see them stand together as a community, and then we’ll populate it…” – Stephanie Cardon

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Children as Scientists in the Natural World

This exhibition is designed to inspire visitors of all ages to take in the exciting natural world that surrounds us at the deCordova sculpture park every day using Lincoln Nursery School’s exploratory methods and discoveries as a starting point. Find it in the Square, alongside the deCordova Store.

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