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Archive for Tiffany Rampey

Kindergarten students dynamic learning at Wilmette Post Office

Wandering Wednesday #17

On Wandering Wednesday #17, the Kindergarten class was so excited to tour behind the scenes at the Wilmette Post Office. It was a great place to tour because the people were exceptionally wonderful with the kids. This Post Office was relatively small, making it clear and easy to see how everything is handled on a

Early Childhoods students view of Erickson Woods Skokie Lagoon in Winnetka

Wandering Wednesday #16

Today, we were joined by a group of middle school students working to make a movie about Wandering Wednesdays. That’s pretty cool, so we were planning for a memorable day. And, if you’ve talked to your kindergartner, I’m guessing you’ve heard about the big event of Wandering Wednesday #16…but before we get to our adventurous

Early Childhood students dynamic learning in Evanston

Wandering Wednesday #15

Today, we had our first experience taking the “el” together as a class. More than half of the children said that Wandering Wednesday #15 was their first time ever on the train (or at least that they could remember). They were very excited to look out the window and find things along the way that

Wandering Wednesday #14

It struck me today as we were outside in the frigid (new vocabulary word) weather, that the experience of braving the cold to get outdoors is an incredibly valuable one.  Sadly, in regions of the world that go through many months of winter, the majority of people spend their entire day indoors going from fluorescent

Kindergarten learning from Wandering Wednesday in Wilmette
Kindergarten students at Penny Park in Evanston dynamic learning

Wandering Wednesday #12

It felt good to be back wandering again! With our Thanksgiving break it felt like a long wait for this Wednesday. Today’s Wandering Wednesday was about two things: learning about architecture/building and picking out all the places we could play with the letter P! Today we took the CTA 201 bus again, but this time

Baker Demonstration School elementary class outdoor learning during Wandering Wednesday

Wandering Wednesday # 10

I have to start today by saying thank you to each of you for your trust in us as we took your children outside in the 18 degree weather.  On a day that us adults don’t really want to be outside, it is hard to knowingly send children outside for an extended period of time.

Wandering Wednesday #8

As predicted, today was our toughest weather by far!  If I’m being totally honest, it was tough out there.  I mean, how often does anybody willingly go out into the rain? Especially when it’s 38 degrees outside. But, here’s the beauty…on the way out the door, nobody was complaining! Everyone was very well prepared; both

Wandering Wednesday #5

Well, we were hoping for rain and it finally happened! Rain provided opportunities for our Kindergarten class to jump in puddles, play with mud, and get nice and dirty! New weather brings new experiences! Today was our first experience taking public transportation to our location.  This week it was the 423 Pace Bus to Erikson

Kindergarten students walking outside during Wandering Wednesday