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Reggio Emilia – Day 5

This morning we split into three groups looking at different schools in the Carpi area. Our group visited. ‘arcobaleno scuola’.  ( rainbow school) The other group visited  ‘Peter Pan’ school and the third group went to Coccinella ( Ladybird school).

A nature Labyrinth at Coccinella School, made by children, teachers and parents. We had a very informative and participative discussion about our schools, the identification of SEND children and their means of support.

The school explained that they are trialing a projects known as ‘Open group’ in which the ages of all children can work together. To start this the school have mixed classes of two and three year olds.

We got to look around the environment and meet some children and observe activities. A two year old showing us the class documentation! In the afternoon we went to ‘Centro Documentazione Educativa’. Where we shared practice and ideas regarding transitions and working with families. We enjoyed this concept of being a ‘Good thief’ and we feel this is what we have done in this trip!

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