It’s at this time of the summer that I begin thinking about how to arrange the classroom. I have set up many classrooms over the years and each time, it feels like a new beginning. Having been inspired by the Reggio approach, I began to re-think how children used the spaces within the classroom, and last year, I began to make a few changes. Now that I’ve changed schools, I feel a new sense of excitement and possibility. An added bonus this year is the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with a Designated Early Childhood Educator. The slate is wiped clean and it’s time to think about how to begin to create an inviting space that encourages inquiry, problem-solving and choice, allowing the environment to become the third teacher…stay tuned.