On this Thanksgiving Day I am reflecting on our first month together and am thankful for the little things, the diminutive moments, that made our first month so rewarding.
Here are some of them.
Children Connecting with the Materials
|Three and a half year old S. is new to our school. He is very interested in numbers and immediately connected with the Number Rods. He works with them many times daily.|
Two and a half year old J. cried quite steadily the first week of school. During the second week, it was a delight to watch as he became interested in the classroom activities. Here J. is stringing beads to strengthen his fine motor skills.
|Z. (who turns four today) has worked hard to get a printing book. She so enjoys practicing her letters.|
Our Oldest Students Sharing Information with their Classmates
|Four and a half year old J.'s reading book is about The Titanic. J. is fascinated by all things Titanic and enjoys sharing what he learns with his classmates.|
|This is a page from his book.|
|Five year old E. doing an experiment for her classmates.|
Our New Students
|2 1/2 year old C. is our youngest student. He cried off and on for a few weeks. Here he is at Music discovering that our little yellow school is a great place to be.|
|These three boys are fast becoming the best of friends. They are always working and playing together.|
The little things that make life sweet are worth their weight in gold. They can't be bought at any price and neither are they sold.