"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."
One of my earliest memories of school was in Kindergarten. I loved kindergarten. I made an Easter basket out of clay and made little clay eggs inside it. I left it on the table to go wash my hands and when I came back the little eggs inside it were gone…gone! I looked high and low until I heard a little girl moaning under the table. When I asked her what was wrong she told me she ate some candy eggs and felt sick.
But with such a high demand for my trinkets-I became a closet clay “Easter Basket Maker”. That wasn’t all, either. Kids would trade me cookies for mini snowmen, dinosaurs, cars, and animals. They were a hot ticket.
I had seven cavities by the time I was 7. But I learned I was definitely on to something….
I love to see kids work, and what areas of the classroom environment they gravitate to. Encouragement and praise are to a child like water to a plant….just the right amount causes them to flourish.