I was volunteering at a local school today and the class had a new student. He is 3. I think that is wayyy too young for a kid to be in school.
Although, at the same time, for some of the kids at this school, it might be good for them to be in school because this may be the only stable environment they will be in.
It’s interesting interacting with different kids; feeling the different energies of the kids. In A New Earth, Eckhart talks about pain-bodies in children. You can sense what kind of home life these kids have just feeling the energy they give off.
All these different energies in the classroom tend to create a bit of chaos.
This reminds me of the one year in England. We decided to have single sex classes for Year 9. It’s amazing to notice the energy change. There was a definite imbalance.
I wish that classes can be smaller and that there is enough funding to hire more teachers for smaller class size. Partially it is a selfish reason – me get a job, but I really do think it will make a lot of difference to the energy of the classroom. Children learn better in a positive environment. A teacher can only do so much to ensure a positive environment, esp when there are 24+ kids of ages 3-6 running around in the classroom.