Today a group of 5 children sat on the area rug in our room and worked together to put together a 48 piece floor puzzle. Once they completed it they stood up, cheered, and clapped their hands. They were so proud of themselves! And I was proud for them. They invited everyone to the carpet to see their masterpiece! Then they took the puzzle apart and repeated this same scene twice more.
It was nice to watch them work together. When one child wasn’t sharing pieces or being especially helpful I would hear someone say, “We need more teamwork!” I loved it! They tried to talk it out and use trial and error to find where pieces went – I was proud they just didn’t get frustrated and give up! I love going through my day and looking for moments like this! And when they decided they were done, I made sure I let them know how proud I was with all of them! I hope this behavior continues! 🙂