The Bing Times

2022 Issue

2021 Issue

2020 Issue

2022 Issue

By Mary Munday, Head Teacher

Activities that include basic materials like blocks, clay, paint, sand and water are central to Bing’s curriculum. There is, however, another material that is a staple of our nursery classrooms—wood. On a…

By Anna Christiansen, Teacher 

The abundant flowers in the Bing yards became a focal point of the curriculum in West PM this year. The flowers not only beautify the
school, they also serve as materials for children to use to extend…

By Marisa Chin-Calubaquib, Teacher 

Have you ever wondered why children choose to play in one area of the classroom over others? What do they base their decisions on? Just like adults, children are drawn to beauty in all its forms.…

By Chuyi Yang and Jessica Goodman, Teachers 

Bing Nursery School staff learned about and grappled with the concepts of radical empathy, systems of oppression and ethical song choice at the school’s 2021 Fall Staff Development Day.  …

By Lindsay Damiano, Teacher 

“Is ability the main way we get to know a child? Rather than their characteristics, passions, strengths, loves?” 

Guest presenter Todd Wanerman posed these questions to the Bing staff at the staff…

By Amanda Louie and Mischa Rosenberg, Teachers, and Chia-wa Yeh, Head Teacher and Research Coordinator 

During Bing Nursery School’s 2022 Spring Staff Development Day, held on April 22, staff explored two topics: teaching children who are…

By Vanessa Ibarra, Head Teacher

Six Bing teachers were among the presenters at the 2022 annual conference for the California Association for the Education of
Young Children. The conference ran from April 29 to May 1 in Pasadena and…

By Paloma Moreno, Teacher

The transition to kindergarten may conjure up mixed feelings and questions for parents. Parents may wonder: What does it look like to be ready for kindergarten? And what are some strategies to support my child…

The Fratello Marionettes captivated children with their artistry and story­telling in June, performing 15-minute mini puppet shows for each class in Bing’s atrium. The puppeteers also shared how to manipulate marionettes and answered children’s…

Beth Wise, Bing Nursery School’s associate director and an inspiring presence at the school for more than 30 years, has won the 2022 Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences Dean’s Award of Merit in Leadership.

Recipients of the award…