3.9: Ms. Quezada's and Ms. Estline's Classrooms
We next get a brief peek at Ms. Quezada's and Ms. Estline classrooms. Notice the quantity and quality of children's writing. Note also their general enthusiasm. Despite a fairly academic program that stresses reading and writing in kindergarten, there is no evidence of stress or inappropriate pressures of any sort. To the contrary, children appear motivated, engaged, and eager to demonstrate what they are learning.
Student (Reading from journal) I like to dance of the raspa because it is fun. Interviewer Where did you learn to write all those words? Student I just, I just um, sound it out. Interviewer Really?! You are such a good writer and a speller. Do you like to do that? Student Yeah. Student (Reads from journal) Student (Writing and reading from journal)