Developing Self-Identity/Developing Community: Getting to know one another by getting to know ourselves
As I start another year at Preucil, my 17th class of preschoolers, I look out at this group and wonder who they are. What will the year bring, what will I learn about them and from them? What will I learn about myself as a member of this group? I could make guesses and theories based on our week together--and of course I do. T likes to check in and tell me what he is thinking, B is quiet, but observant, J is a bit shy but happy-silly when with a friend, and on and on. But I think the best way to get to know another person is by learning what that person knows, thinks, imagines about themselves. And by understanding who we are--our "self"--and understanding the other "selves" we are with, we begin to understand our new community and our place in it.
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