Areas of Development: Social-Emotional
2.B.01— Kyler has varied opportunities to engage throughout the day with teaching staff who are attentive and responsive to him, and facilitate… his ability to learn through interacting with others.
When Kyler spills milk on the table at breakfast, Ms. Schaffer encourages him to help clean up the spill. She hands him a towel and encourages him to “take care of it.” Ms. Schaffer helps Kyler think about where he can find another napkin when he discovers his has been soaked with milk.
Creating Caring Communities for Learning
3.B.05—Ms. Schaffer helps Kyler learn socially appropriate behavior by providing guidance that is consistent with his level of development.
When Kyler spills milk on the table, Ms. Schaffer hands him a towel and encourages him to “take care of it.” She reassures Kyler that the accident is “okay.” When Kyler realizes his napkin is wet from the milk, Ms. Schaffer asks him to think about where he could get another one.
Using Instruction to Deepen Children’s Understanding and Build Their Skills and Knowledge
3.G.13— Ms. Schaffer promotes Kyler’s…learning by guiding him in acquiring specific skills and by explicitly teaching those skills.
Ms. Schaffer hands Kyler a towel so he can begin cleaning up some milk that he spilled. He brings the towel to the edge of the table and Ms. Schaffer encourages him to bring the towel up and over the edge of the table. Kyler is concerned that his napkin has been soaked with milk. Ms. Schaffer asks him to think about how he could get another napkin and encourages him to do what he needs to in order to get one.