The kids are already playing better together and they seem to be acting out less. Sure, they’re a bit older, but Seth’s break from summer school was only two weeks.
What I really like about this teacher is she seems to fully understand how to handle rambunctious children. She simply does not tolerate acting out, but she takes care of it in a controlled, professional manner.
It’s marvelous. She has a deep-ingrained structure that really works for the kids, including activities that involve the parents.
One includes the sharing can, which Seth brought home for the weekend. The elected student picks something to share with his classmates – parents may have to help a bit – fills the beat up old can with his/her choice, writes down three clues and then classmates try to guess what’s in the can. Everyone in the class gets to pass around the object or share the booty afterward.
The one who guesses first brings the can home next. Apparently, Seth guessed that there was a phone in the most recent can, so he’s going to fill up the can with grapes for Monday’s class.
The clues coming out of Seth’s class reveal this is going to be a great school year. Why? In the last class, Seth – and other children – begged their parents to not leave. Now when we tell Seth we’re leaving he waves his hand “bye,” and indicates he wants us to vanish already. He’s so involved in play, he doesn’t even ask for a hug. That’s the benefit of not being in fear of other kids.
*Update: Read about the newest developments here.