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 children are noticing. This year the characters are squirrel, caterpillar, red tail hawk, mushrooms and spiders. With the characters decided upon, we thought about the gifts the characters can give to the children. The idea for a collection of story stones emerged, each stone representing a character. You may be asking yourself, “What are
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.
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…
In the fall of 2017, John Ravenal, Director of deCordova, challenged the LNS faculty to create a piece for the sculpture park based on our
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.
“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
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.