Last week I had the pleasure of spending a morning with our Kindergarten students. I observed peaceful, cooperative play in the kitchen area, industrious building at the Lego table, and creative expressions of individuality at the craft table. Students were learning through discovery, building number awareness, and developing reading readiness. I enjoyed listening in on conversations about the solar system, the letters in someone’s name, and who had a bunk bed in their room.
My intention had been to observe inconspicuously, but the Kindergartners drew me in closer. One child kindly inquired why I wasn’t in the front office and wondered who was doing my work. Another student graciously asked if I’d like to make a watercolor butterfly and showed initiative by checking with Mrs. Partridge to see if there were enough supplies to include me. There was, and so I joined the craft table. What a warm and peaceful morning!
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