The Bing Times

2022 Issue

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2022 Issue

By Jennifer Winters, Director

We welcome you back to the 2022–23 school year and look forward to building a vibrant Bing community. After two years of pandemic restrictions that prevented parents from entering our building, we were so…

By Karla Kane, journalist and former Bing parent 

A child watches an adult play with blocks. When she’s given some similar toys to try, she soon realizes hers are not behaving as expected. “It’s not sticking,” she says, noting correctly…

By Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator 

Do children prefer to get feedback about their work from an adult who gives praise selectively rather than someone who praises everything, regardless of the quality? Stanford…

By Adrienne Lomangino, Head Teacher 

This year Bing was reaccredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, an endorsement that comes up for renewal every five years. This undertaking in­volved a process of self-…

By Rinna Sanchez-Baluyut, Head Teacher 

“Fly like a butterfly.
Fly like a butterfly.
Fly like a butterfly through the sky.” 

This song, sung by Bari Koral, is often played during music and movement time in our Twos class.…

By Nandini Bhattacharjya, Head Teacher, and Betsy Koning, Teacher 

Once upon a time, the children in West AM began to show a flair for storytelling and dictated a variety of stories for teachers to write down at the language table.…

By Parul Chandra, Head Teacher 

Interacting with peers of different ages has historically been part of the natural order of childhood. You may have grown up in the city where you and other children played in backyards or streets only…

By Mark Mabry, Head Teacher, and Paloma Moreno, Teacher 

When children arrive at school every day, they are welcomed with many opportunities for pretend cooking and baking play. They see a play kitchen in the center of the classroom and…

By Nancy Verdtzabella, Head Teacher  

“It is, thus, that materials show their hand at the dawn of development. It is materials that invite motor actions, linking discovery to imagination in what will become an inexhaustible interplay…

By Todd Erickson, Head Teacher 

Newspapers have informed, entertained and inspired people for over 400 years. East AM’s daily classroom newspaper, the East AM News, provided a yearlong platform for East AM children to share their…