The Bing Times

2022 Issue

2021 Issue

2020 Issue

2021 Issue

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

Young children love to listen to stories, and as early childhood teachers, we realize the value of quality children’s literature and the many ways it can be used to…

By Mary Munday, Head Teacher   

I really love sweet music. Sometimes I don’t go (to music time), but I love to listen. Especially Mara (music and movement specialist). She’s the best musician in the whole world! —Elizabeth 


By Nandini Bhattacharjya, Head Teacher

Oliver came to West AM one morning with a box in hand, excited to share the contents with his classmates. “I brought a lizard,” he said excitedly. “I found it in my back yard.” Joshua peered into the…

By Brianna Kirby, Teacher 

In mid-October 2020, the East PM teachers introduced a squash-themed scavenger hunt in the classroom’s yard. With fall upon us, seasonal squash were abundant as usual, appearing at farmers markets, in grocery…

By Parul Chandra, Head Teacher 

This is a ’puter. You like, type on it. —Jack, referring to his two pieces of taped cardboard with handwritten “keys.”


Parents of preschool-aged children often wonder how their children are…

By Mara Beckerman, Music and Movement Specialist 

It certainly has been one very strange year. During most of the pandemic, I had the opportunity to offer music and movement sessions remotely via Zoom in order to work with all children in…

All the outside things—flowers and trees and all the equipment—were to help children to be intrigued by what they found outside. —Edith Dowley, Bing’s founding director


By Todd Erickson, Head Teacher 

Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. —Fred Rogers


The East AM teachers knew the 2020–2021 year would be remarkable. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to revise…

By Nancy Verdtzabella, Head Teacher 

In our community, one of the highlights of spring is attending the Bing Children’s Fair. This annual event with engaging activities that spread across the three Bing yards is an attraction one does not…

By Adrienne Lomangino, Head Teacher 

This year we were more grateful than ever for the expansive outdoor spaces at Bing. Founding director Edith Dowley designed the school to provide plenty of outdoor experiences. She believed that “in…