Today we talked about what it means to give to others. Is it better to give or receive? At Christmas we spend so much time asking children what they want. A few years ago we started a tradition of delivering goodies to our neighbors to help the children feel the joy of giving. The children love it. It’s funny to watch which children are excited to knock on a door and which are nervous.
We also talked more about safe keepers today. I heard yesterday that three of our friends absolutely would not stay on their mats even after Ms Terri asked and told them several times. By the end of rest time everyone was tired and frustrated. We don’t force sleep – who can 🤷🏻♀️ but after almost 5 months they do know to stay on their mat. This is not safe. It’s also not respectful. Three of our friends laid down while the others stayed up to watch a 30 minute frosty the snowman cartoon. That was hard. It was hard for them. It was hard for me. I have to know when a substitute is here all children are listening and obeying. We want our children to grow up to be good people. Sometimes consequences are necessary. I’m not mad. Ms Terri isn’t mad. It’s just part of being in a school community. There are rules. I have very very few. The rules I do set I expect children to follow. 😞.