Tuesday: Again, Bryson starts out a little hesitant. Later, he's taking a unique route through the building, stepping from cubby to cubby, enjoying his deft sense of balance. And by end-of-day, he has made a friend, and he proudly announces it. Bethany enjoys pretending to be Tweety Bird in one of her classes. She thinks that her neighborhood friend, Heaven, would love it here at First Stage. "I'm going to tell her she has to come. She'll like it. It's kind of like when we play teacher up in my room."
Wednesday: Bryson announces that he doesn't feel so good. "What's wrong?" asks the teacher. "I'm hungry," says Bryson. "He's not the only one!" hollers a classmate. "Twelve minutes until lunch." soothes the teacher. Bethany says that sometimes, getting up in front of people is hard, but once she has done it and she sits back down, she feels very comfortable. She is experiencing the satisfying sensation of overcoming her fears.
|First Stage photos by Erin Petrus and Mithra Ballesteros|