We asked how many children were in each of our girls classes.
Petite Clown (age 3) – has 27
Sweet Bear (age 4) – has 31
The funny thing is the classes never seem to have that many kids running around in them.
Yesterday, I counted heads sitting in a circle around Sweet Bear’s teacher just before dismissal. I counted only 21 heads. Petite Clown’s classes has about 24 heads in it. The only explanation is that many of the children don’t go to school regularly.
Petite Clown who cried every morning the first week and a half of school begging me not to make her go walks into the room now all by herself even if there are no other children in the room yet. Sweet Bear, the older sister, will only go into her room if at least one other child is there. I think it is funny because she is the one that wasn’t afraid to go to school since she had went last year and is a year older than Petite Clown. Sweet Bear goes so far as to make me walk her into the room holding her hand. The first week and a half she ran into the room without even looking back much less giving her Mama a kiss.
It seems the two girls are not the same. One takes her time warming up and the other jumps in head first only to think about afterwards. I think it is great that they are different. They will help each other as they grow older by sharing those differences.