At Frog Song we have 3 agreements;
We are safe
We are kind
We help each other
In learning how to become a kind, helpful and safe member of our community we put a lot of focus on pointing out when we are following these agreements, and are always in active discussion about these agreements when there is any conflict. If someone does something that isn’t safe or kind or helpful our first job is to identify the problem, and then think about how we could solve the problem in a way that is safe, kind and helpful. This has helped us to foster a strong sense of belonging and inclusivity at Frog Song! The children are a very close, supportive group and have begun to work together independently to help each other whenever the opportunity arises!
Some of the ways children support each other are…
Holding each others hands without pulling or pushing!
Helping a friend sweep their table!
Serving tea to thirsty friends!
Helping a friend up a steep hill!
Reading a story to friends!
Folding classroom laundry together!
Helping a friend move a table for lunch time!
Washing a friends muddy boots!
And helping a friend put their work away!