Families Learning Together

Mandy’s Curriculum Meeting Handouts:

3/3/16 Social Skills with our School Social Worker, Melissa Bowman

Helping your child build on their social skills

2/4/16: Reggio & Project Work at The Co-op School

What we teach and why we feel so strongly about project work.

12/17/15: Making Reading/Writing Connections at Home

1/7/16: Making Math Connections at Home

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Book Bibliography For Families:

Here are some books that have inspired us and support the learning that is happening at The Co-op School:


  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Having of Wonderful Ideas, Eleanor Duckworth
  • A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • Mollie Is Three: Growing Up in School by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • You Can’t Say You Can’t Play by Vivian Gussin Paley
  • The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action by Cathryn Berger Kaye M.A.,


  • What’s Math Got to Do with It?: How  Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success by Jo Boaler
  • Math: Facing an American Phobia, Marilyn Burns


  • Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox


  • Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Education Series) First Edition Edition by Louise Boyd Cadwell and Lella Gandini
  • Engaging Children’s Minds: The Project Approach by Lilian G. Katz
  • The Hundred Languages of Children, Carolyn Edwards, Leila Gandini, and George Forman
  • Tinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley


  • Childhood Unbound: The Powerful New Parenting Approach That Gives Our 21st Century Kids the Authority, Love, and… By Dr. Ron Taffel Ph.D