An awesome boy

Let me tell you about my friend LB.

LB is one of those kids that you follow around sometimes because, often, when he chooses to do something, it’s something worth noticing.

LB is curious and creative.  He is also verbal and physical – when he’s upset you know it and when he’s happy he lights up a room.

When LB arrived at school last year he rarely put pencil to paper.  In fact, I documented the few times he produced something on paper last year because it was so rare.  He had very little interest in drawing but was intrigued by the properties of the material… what can you do with paint? How does it feel?

Here is one of those rare moments from LB’s first year at school.

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And now… now as I prepare for the melancholy and bittersweet task of saying goodbye to the children I have been with for two years… just look at how far he’s come.  The detail, the imagination, the self-expression.  I’m in awe.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ellen Brown, MEd, OCT, RECE, PhD student says:

    This is one of the reasons that I love documentation! Look at the work of this child! This teacher has made astute observations of this boy’s thinking and feelings as he moves in a relationship with materials beginning with exploration into one of expression and communication. I find so many interesting ideas here that reveal such sensitive and thoughtful ways he is making connections and learning. Like your title says, He is awesome! Thank you for sharing this experience.

    1. Thank you Ellen!
      He’s a great example of the importance of having faith in kids and maintaining confidence in their capacities.

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