This week's post comes from E. & K.'s mother. Both girls attend our school - E. is in Level 1 and K. is in my Primary classroom. Their mother teaches in the other Primary classroom and their father (a carpenter) spends many hours building things for the school. I think you'll agree that these parents have found some very innovative ways to help their children with more independence at home.
"E. cleaning with her own spray bottle. What a proud day that was, when they got their own spray bottles (filled with vinegar water). When the feeling strikes, like tonight, she'll ask to clean the bathroom, and especially loves to scrub the toilet! Go figure! "
"The vanity in their part of the bathroom was installed lower, so K. (4 1/2) can reach the tap without a stepstool."
"The final pictures shows how a small space can be divided to provide privacy for two children who share one room. We have a curtain set up so that during the day it is open while at night it is closed to provide a sense of separateness."