We have time to talk about books she has "from school." These same books are shared via weekly updates written by the teachers for the teaching team. The teaching team consists of co-oping parents and teachers. We work in partnership, but the only way the partnership works is when parents "buy in."
We observe the play, first and foremost, just for the joy of it. We observe to rediscover the wonder of play. Then we also observe to follow the relationships. We look for the connections between people, between bits of information, and between the children and the natural world. And because of this, we know the children.