Today we had a very special visitor and helper spend the morning with us: Will's big brother Max, St. John's class of 2017. Max, who is now in the first grade, requested that on his day off from school he be able to spend the day at St. John's helping the Rainey Room teachers. The teachers were happy to have him (along with Marilou, who stayed behind the scenes) and the children were absolutely thrilled.
An experienced big brother, Max enthusiastically watched and listened as the Rainey Room children showed him all the things they could do in the outdoor classroom. And the Rainey Room children marveled at some of the things that a soon to be seven-year-old could do. They created new games together--including one in which the children chased Max around with pool noodles chanting, "donut!" It was thrilling and hilarious. Everyone loved it. In the classroom, the children showed Max around the Rainey Room, explaining things like the snack system. They built, explored, and played together, and Max was a loving and attentive big brother and helper to all.
At the end of the day, as we rode the elevator down to dismissal, Sally noticed and inquired about Max's necklace. Max explained that the impression on it--a bee--was his symbol at St. John's. Those with older siblings recognized the necklace and understood its significance. The children were awed by the necklace, and by the fact that someday they would have similar tokens of their time at St. John's.
Thanks, Max, for being a great helper and friend today.
Tomorrow is our monthly school maintenance day, so this is our last blog for the week. Have a great weekend!
by Lisa & Rachael
Pieces of Tucker Room experiences.