I found this in my Facebook Feed. It was posted by Six Mile Elementary School.
This was one of the post you couldn't pass up reading and what a great way to show case facts. It was very eye catching as you can see. It also gave some amazing insight into how human touch, even the smallest gesture is so important, especially to young children.
What do you do in your classroom to show you care? Do you give hugs, do you tousle hair, give high fives or a shoulder squeeze?
In our classroom we always make sure to engage with a child one on one at least once while they are in our classroom. (Remember our classes are only 2.5 hours long.) We have anywhere from 16-20 children in the room and each one of us (2-3 teachers) engages each student at least once. We know that the time we spend just acknowledging a student is essential to their development and success in our classroom.
I'll be keeping this post in mind as I am in my classroom and with my own children at home.
Current Doctoral Student.Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Bachelors in Child Development. 15 years in the ECE profession.