As you have probably noticed, if you’ve been in Sandstone this week, we have had a bug taking its toll on a lot of our friends, and even a few educators. This has shown us how much our friends really care about each other, we see their dispositions of caring come to life at a time like this. Through their friendship they show concern by trying to cheer their sad friends up by giving each other hugs, getting each other Kleenex, and getting each other’s blankets to cuddle with.
“Through being cared for and through seeing caring attitudes and behaviours in others, children learn about many different ways to care for self, others, materials, and the environment.”
- Play, Participation, and Possibilities; Alberta Curriculum Framework, pg. 132
We recently moved our family wall into individual picture frames so the child can access them at their own leasure. The children seem to enjoy this as they pick them up gently and walk over to the book corner to admire their photo. They even notice when a friend is missing their mom and dad, and they bring their photo over to them. When we are feeling sick in Sandstone, someone is always there to help make us feel better. We put our caregiving skills to practice in the classroom every day, and especially this week. Have a great weekend and we hope to see all of our friends back next week. I hope we can catch that bug!