"The child does not begin to fall until she becomes seriously interested in walking, until she actually begins learning. Falling is thus more an indication of learning than a sign of failure."
- Polly Berrien Berends
What a wise lady, this Polly. And isn't this so true to life? I certainly have learned from knocks and perceived negatives. These words are a gentle reminder to both parents and teachers of the significance of those times when we find parenting and teaching a challenge.
I wish I had seen this when I was a young mum!!
The Preschool Pursuits this week have been wonderfully diverse. We continue to learn about dinosaurs, volcanoes and food, glorious food in the 4 year old room, and are diving into the realms of dramatic play in the 3 year old room.
The family corner has been turned into a shop, and 'retail therapy' and and 'shop til you drop' have taken on truly new meanings! A few very brave children agreed to being blindfolded in order to taste test Earl's food inventions ........... However, all was forgiven when they got to taste the fruit jelly that they had prepared.
Do you perhaps have an old adding machine or cash register at home that we may borrow for the shop?
Please let Molly know.
A few reminders:
- Please remember to pack in a warm, winter's hat for your child on a daily basis.
- Check the pile of clothes on top of the lockers for lost items.
- Dress up day this coming Thursday. Info in your child's pocket.