In teaching Chesca how to be independent, I had to make sure I was doing my part to help her achieve this. Being in a big school, I learned she couldn’t depend on the teacher aides/manangs to help her in the comfort room all the time like she did in her pre-school. There are times when students go to the comfort room together and there’s only 1 teacher aide to help all of them. Of course in this scenario, not all kids are attended to.
So I decided to teach her to do things on her own even if she’s just 3 years old.
During our first PTC, I took advantage of knowing the parts of the classroom where she normally sits during eating time or stays during activities (just to visualize whenever she tells me stories). Then I also checked out their comfort room to see if it would be easy for a 3 year old to go inside by themselves. I took pictures of different angles so that I could explain to her some reminders.
After the reminders via pictures, we had the chance to actually practice the next day after school.
We as parents can only do so much. But these little things do help a lot.
Till my next “big-school parent” discovery 🙂 …