Today when we were reviewing the letters and sounds we know so far, a little girl we’ll call Tomato raised her hand.
“Why do we learn letters?” she asked. (English is her second language, I might add.)
I was about to start answering, or to find another child to answer, when I realized from the grin on her face that it had been a rhetorical question. I let her answer it herself.
“So we can learn how to read!” Tomato said triumphantly.
We were walking back from Gym when I heard Chutney muttering.
She was sounding out the word “Patterns” on the kindergarten display of patterns in the hallway.
What a glorious moment. What an observant teacher, to notice such quiet learning going on.