I love when kids aim to please. I rarely got this in my classroom since I taught the age where it was cooler to flip off the teacher than help her but younger kids are so sweet when they live for the “what a big helper” or “Wow, you are doing such a great job helping big girl” praise. Anni is loving the attention she gets for “helping.” I made her a chore chart and she is eager everyday to get her stickers for her various tasks. She also loves”helping” our house helper Martha. Now by “helping” I mean bothering, annoying and otherwise redistributing the dirt she already swept up. But Martha is very kind to her and even gives her own little broom and instructions on how she can help. Now if I can just get the kid to clean her room without a bribe šŸ™‚

  1. Anonymous says:

    What a big helper Anni is. Seems like her personality is going back to normal. I bet she is so excited to see her other Bibi and grandpa soon. Hope you are feeling better while they are there. Don't overdue like you did with us, because they have more time, and you don't have to cram everything into one week like with us.

  2. Anonymous says:

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