Be careful what you teach. It might interfere with what they are learning.
– Magda Gerber
I think I became a teacher because I struggled with reading in the traditional school setting and still need help today to spell words correctly. However, I didn’t give up on learning. I had a mother who read wonderful adventure stories to me every night. I had a father who didn’t send me to remedial summer school, but had me attend a nature-based science program where I raised my first monarch butterfly over 45 years ago. These two simple acts gave me the gift of wonder. I believe giving children a spark and time to wonder about it will give them the foundation to become life-long learners, too. I currently work with 2 & 3 year olds in the Chipmunk room where we spend lots of time wondering.