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• REACH mentioned in Ithaca Journal today! Posted Jun 15, 2010, 1:59 PM by Benjamín Ortiz
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• Freedom is the best peacemaker - Clara Most days, homework/reading time at SIFE is somewhat challenging because the children aren't terribly interested in homework (like many kids) and have trouble focusing on their math and spelling worksheets. We try to maintain a structured learning environment, so the kids don't often have free choice time, since it often turns into screaming-and-running-around time.    But today, most of the children didn't have any homework to do.  So we made a deal: if they could quietly read for 15 minutes, then they could play games for the rest of homework/reading/snack time.    Something amazing happened: after 15 minutes of reading, all of the children settled down into the quietest, most peaceful free choice ...
Posted May 12, 2010, 10:14 PM by Jayson Jones
• But Why? - Mony Colin (6 years old): what's 1 plus 1?Mony (21 years old): *holds up a single finger on left hand* how many fingers do I have up?Colin: 1Mony: *holds up single finger on right hand* and how about on this hand?Colin: 1Mony: so what do you get when you put my left finger and my right finger together?Colin: 2Mony: right! so 1 plus 1 is equal to 2!Colin: but why? Mony: you just figured it out! "plus" means you put a certain number of things together, so one finger with one finger is two fingers all together.Colin: I know that 1 plus 1 is 2, but why do we get that ...
Posted May 12, 2010, 10:10 PM by Jayson Jones
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