Children show increasing ability to regulate their behavior and express their emotions in appropriate ways.
Boys in Ms. Fisher's class show increasing capacity to monitor own behavior, following and contributing to classroom procedures... use materials purposefully, safely, and respectfully...and...state feelings...and...needs...in difficult situations without harming self, others, or property.
Jason builds with small wooden blocks and Justin builds with large cardboard blocks. A conflict arises when Justin wants his structure to go in the same place Jason is building. Ms. Fisher helps Justin understand that Jason was building in that space first. Jason offers to share the wooden blocks with Justin and says it is okay for him to build in that area too. Justin builds his structure next to Jason's and the boys continue building independently.
Children develop the ability to interact with peers respectfully and to form positive peer relationships.
Jason negotiates with others to resolve disagreements.
Justin wants to build a block structure in the same space that Jason is building in. Jason offers to let Justin share the space with him and offers Justin some of the blocks he is using.
9.5-Awareness of Community
Children have an increasing awareness of belonging to a family, community, culture, and program.
Jason shows that he values others within the classroom... shows early understanding of the concepts of justice, fairness...and... shows responsibility as a member of a community.
Justin and Jason build with different types of blocks. When Justin wants to build his structure in the same space Jason is playing in, a conflict arises. Ms. Fisher helps Justin understand that Jason was in the space first and that he can ask Jason if it is okay to build there too. Jason affirms that it is okay for Justin to build there as well and offers to share the blocks he is using.