I got a new boy in my class today – I’ll call him George. He asks a lot of questions – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And he can be quite stubborn – like most 4 year olds. We were in the middle of talking about the rainstorm that was going through our town today when he suddenly yelled, “I have to go potty!” at the top of his lungs. Then entire class stopped and silently stared at him. Then the following conversation happened:
Ms. Bennet: “George, when someone is talking we raise our hand and ask to go potty. We try to remember to say, ‘Please may I go to the bathroom?'”
Ms. Bennet: “Because we need to try to be polite and use our manners.”
Ms. Bennet: “Because it’s respectful to others when we do.”
This was pretty much typical of him all day. He seems sweet. Doesn’t know how to use his inside voice. Always interrupts you when you are talking. Overall, I think he will catch on quickly. I’m going to give him the rest of the week to adjust to his new surroundings. Then I’ll do some quick assessments to see what he knows and where I have to go with him. I think he’ll do just fine.