Monday Ryan moves up to the 3's class in daycare. Yesterday her wonderful teacher Val surprised me with a scrapbook of most of her artwork from the year as well as a book of their learning stories highlighting what they have done throughout the year and what impact it has on their development. Here's an example.
'Ryan is a good friend'
When Ryan seres her friends their food or drink or passes them a toy and they say Thank you, she responds with 'your welcome' or 'my pleasure'.
Why it matters: Ryan feels great satisfaction from serving. She feels happy. Being happy and appreciative of all the wonderful things in life especially the small ones are crucial to one's well-being. It shows Ryan and her friends the importance of giving and receiving cheerfully to and from others. Children learn by example from their peers and their caregivers.
Signed, your teacher.
Alright Ryan, we know you have it in you! Please and thank-you's all around please! Actually, she's a pretty polite girl with a few reminders thrown in. Looking back at the pics from last September I can hardly believe that she's grown so much! I can't wait to see what happens this year....