Today, one of my 3 year olds, who is usually quiet and will only communicate minnimally, walked up to me and showed me something he built with the star blocks.
"It’s a wand!" he says quietly.
"Ooooh!" I replied, "That’s awesome! Is it a magic wand?"
"Uh-huh!" he says with a big smile.
I gasped, “does that make you a wizard??”
His smile broadened and he nodded.
It’s these types of moments that I live for as a teacher: moments where kids come out of their shells and express their creative sides. Moments when students who are quiet and insecure or slow start to show better communication skills and volunteer opportunities for positive connection~~