David is a student who has benefitted tremendously from our Reggio-inspired initiatives. His ability to communicate is strongest through the visual arts. A curriculum that doesn't acknowledge this language would frustrate him. With the Reggio Approach, we are able to recognize David's potential and prior knowledge and celebrate his incredible abilities.
David's painting of a catfish for our book about the animals of the Valley Nature Trail was chosen to be on the postcards and posters promoting our art exhibition in February. His eye for color and detail is impressive for any age, let alone a second grader. He is in third grade now and I will continue to provide personal provocations for him outside of his classroom, as he is right next door to the atelier.