Leaf Crushing and Dreams
Every time I THINK I am going to have a teacher directed activity something happens that reminds me what is best for children’s learning – that I follow their lead. Today ( since we have been talking so much about leaves ) I thought ( had greatly planned ) that we would crush leaves and use the crushed leaves to make a group collage. Have you ever tried to crush wet leaves? It’s not gonna happen.
When I set my plans aside I have more time to listen ( really listen ) to the littles .
Elliette was talking to me about moving something upstairs in her little grumpy voice she uses sometimes and Gracie said ” Hey. Thats my job.” I said what do you mean ? She replied “Its my job to be grumpy in the morning. ” Well… ok then. That really explains a lot . 🙂 Sometimes Gracie takes her job quite serious but I love the fact that she is cognizant of the emotions she is putting out there. Obviously , I showed her the job on the cubby tag and tried to convince her she has another very real job and maybe the ” grouchy one ” should just be cast aside. KIDS!
Tryston was drawing today and he drew a picture of a dog – complete with a pile of poop at it’s tail. KIDS !
Gabe sat down on the steps with his head in his hands boo hoo-ing and I asked what was wrong. Come to find out his bestie Scarlett had decided to play with Annalise for a while and he felt left out. He said his ” heart was broken. ” Oh my. Scarlett ( being Scarlett ) said ” Oh Gabe, its ok. You can watch us play. ” Gabe…. you are learning life lessons with girls WAY TOO EARLY. KIDS!
I love my job.