I had a great time on Friday. My son came into my classroom for a guest visit. Grade 5.6 has been studying human growth over the last couple of weeks, and my two year old was the perfect subject to see how far they have grown in only the last 9 years. They prepared a bunch of experiements and tests for him, got together their data recording devices, and practiced making ancedotal observatoins.
The real hi-light of the day was how mature, responsible, and grown up they acted in front of a small child. They were heart-warmingly gentle with him, helpful in every way, and made him feel comfortable. I was very proud of them. Small children should come into classrooms more often.