As we are reaching the ages of independency in Sandstone, we are striving for freedom within the classroom. We are capable and confident in what we can achieve all on our own, and we believe in ourselves to reach our goals. With this persistent attitude we will be able to be great citizens of humanity. Now that the weather is getting a lot warmer, we have been playing outside, going on walks around the community, and we even got to go play at the park! We are back to getting used to gearing up so we stay warm when engaged in play outside. When we are trying to get all our friends ready to go out we see the children’s independency growing. They tell you with their “I can do it myself” or “I don’t need help” words that they are confident in their skills and they are willing to learn more. If a child says “I can’t” we encourage them to try before we go in to assist. We see the joy in their faces when they shout out, “I did it!” in excitement.
At the ages of two and three, Sandstone friends are learning about their bodies. They are learning to control their bladder and their bowel movements. As children are busy in play they often don’t want to drop what they are doing and go to the bathroom. We encourage children to go try, however if they want to wait, we believe they have that freedom to choose and control their own actions. They are also learning how much food their bodies can handle at this age. During meal times they help themselves with scooping the fruit, pouring the milk, and passing the dishes to each other by using our asking words. They are learning that they have to start by taking a little portion of food or milk because often their bellies are so full! Sometimes we put our shoes on the wrong feet, sometimes we spill our milk, and sometimes we have accidents but it is okay because we did it by ourselves and we are learning every step of the way. Enjoy your weekend with family and friends! See you on Monday! Brooke, Jessica, and Paulette