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December 2, 2012

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All Aboard-A Closer Look at a Constructivist Investigation

An ECC student sits on her their "train project" chair, while reading a book. The children continue to amaze ECC Preschool teachers with their interest and activity level surrounding the train work in the classroom.  Recently a small group of children created their very own train with chairs. They organized themselves (with the help of a teacher) taking turns being the conductor and the caboose. Others quickly joined as the train’s cars. Sole could be heard loud and clear calling out “all aboard” as the train left for multiple destinations. The Zoo, park and shopping mall were among the many stops.

Map reading, tickets and pretend money added to the realistic play witnessed among the children. Families gathered for a Saturday morning play-date in late October to view a presentation about the project. One December 14 the class will visit the Missouri Botanical Garden's train exhibit for a field trip.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.