We often notice Emma caring for others. She is quick to see when another child is upset, one of the first to offer to care for another, and shows great concern for how others are feeling. She seems to be a nurturer at heart. When I introduced Dot, our 3's class puppet, Emma seemed entranced. On this day she used her nurturing skills to take care of Dot.
An observation by Teresa:
Emma saw Teacher Sue holding Dot and she was concerned that Dot looked sick. Emma used the tape measure as an instrument to look inside Dot's mouth. Emma was very concerned about Dot. She pulled out a blanket to cover Dot with and placed a pillow under Dot's head.
Emma got two rectangular blocks and stood them up vertically to represent a garbage pail because Dot might throw up.
Dot did throw up. Some spilled on the carpet but we were able to use a block as a napkin to clean up the mess. It was red vomit.
Emma used the stop sign as a light to check Dot's throat and sat on a special chair that only the doctor could use. She checked Dot's hear rate using the tape measure and found that it was beating too quickly. Emma put her face up to Dot's belly and tried to look at the heart through the fur.
And then Dot was better!
P.S. Her name was Dr. Shill.