P is for Peers.
I have touched on this in a previous
post but I feel very strongly about
peer interaction. There are so many
benefits to having peers in the room
or visit during the day.
For our students being with their
peers provides them with a way to
observe the world around them.
When one of my student's goes to
his Kindergarten class for two hours
in the morning he follows their rules
Whatever they are doing, he is doing.
It may be in a different way but he is
going along. If it is a game, someone
may need to help him but he is play-
ing the game. When he goes to PE,
Art, Music or Library he is expected
to follow the rules in those classes.
For those students who come to our
class to help, they learn about our
kids, their likes and dislikes, how
best to work with our kids, how to
react if someone has a meltdown
etc. They learn that our kids are
cool. They learn that there is more
to our kids than they thought.
Friendships are developed and our
kids come to expect their new friends
So fun to see.
~Keep on Dreaming~
***Note published a day early
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