Last week the children came ready to work. They received new lessons, we read fun books, and sang some of our favorite songs.
The Upper Elementary children have been coming by in the mornings to help us in the classroom. They have been reading to the children, playing fun games outside, and enjoying pretend meals made of woodchips in the yard. The children really enjoy their company and are always excited to see them.
I enjoy being able to watch the children while they work, and if I am lucky, I get to record some pretty great interactions. This week I gave a child a lesson on gluing, and she sat with this work for about 20 minutes repeating and repeating until she was satisfied. As she worked, other children stood by and watched. One child kept calling her name over and over again. She finally looked up at the child and said, “I’m working.” This was music to my ears! I love when children are able to communicate with their peers and others to express whatever it is that they need to.
Kudos to you for helping to provide such rich language environments for your children.
Please join me this Friday, September 21st, as I talk briefly about the importance of reading, singing and music, and how we use each in our environment.