The Bing Times

2022 Issue

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2020 Issue

By Rinna Sanchez-Baluyut, Head Teacher

Building ramps and rolling a variety of objects down the resulting slopes captivated children in the Twos classroom this school year. The interest arose after teachers placed plastic rain gutters and…

By Jeanne Zuech, Head Teacher

Hey, stop the swing! I want to get on!” This phrase can be heard throughout the day, on any day, floating in the air in the outdoor play space of East PM.

They’re talking about the nest swing—a cross…

By Brianna Kirby, Teacher

As a yarn craft enthusiast, I am always trying to find ways to incorporate my love for fiber arts within the classroom. In previous years, I’ve offered yarn at the woodworking table, where children have used it…

By Mary Munday, Head Teacher

A 4-year-old child had been playing with a group of her East PM peers when she decided to venture off on her own to the unit block area in the classroom. She was carrying her two favorite stuffed animals,…

By Parul Chandra, Head Teacher

Children learn by using their senses to investigate the world around them. Through these investigations, they learn how things work and why things happen. One such investigation started last December when a…

By Jessica Predom, Teacher

As Center Room approached the end of the winter quarter, the sun began to remind us that spring was on the way. Springtime signifies an opportunity to celebrate growth, both in our natural environment as well as…

By Todd Erickson, Head Teacher

A play-fueled morning in East AM is filled with opportunity, excitement and wonder. Dramatic play and oral, visual and written storytelling bring imaginative narratives to life. Around the classroom,…

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

“But, luckily, he kept his wits and his purple crayon. He made a balloon and he grabbed on to it. And he made a basket under the balloon big enough to stand in.”—Crockett…

By Mark Mabry, Head Teacher

“Frog and Toad are friends. They have adventures. Sometimes existential dilemmas. All in brilliantly limited vocabulary and sentence structure that kept me sane and entertained through no less than 4,785,421…

By Nancy Verdtzabella, Head Teacher

“I’m an artist today! I’m an artist every day! I paint. I draw. I love to paint! It’s fun!—Kelia, painting a rainbow at the easel

“Why do we always have paint at school? What would happen if…