So many well behaved children in our two classes!
Yet, because of a wee handful of little people with behavioral issues it's tough to touch base more than a few times a day with those who have great self control and work independently. And this time of year my discouragement grows. Seems like L & I should be making some gains with those behaviors, but this year we're not. Immaturity is the main cause, but hardly the only one.
During a particularly frustrating day last week, I was struggling to find something positive to say while bringing the recess line back into the annex. I stopped, turned and told the line, "I'm so thankful for all the children who know how to listen and follow directions."
The short person in the front of the line smiled, looked up at me and asked, "You mean like me?"
"Yes! Like you!"