When I peek inside Maxine's classroom and I see her shrinking inside her shell, I wonder where is the little girl who talks non stop and sings and dances by herself at home. I wonder where the little child who literally whistles while she works goes off. She is so shy and timid in school. She doesn't participate so much, she just watches the other kids. The demanding go-getter vanishes once she's in school. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I want her to take the lead and be herself. But I am secretly thankful too that she shows restraint in class. She has learned to wait for her turn, share things and listen attentively.
Today Teacher M isn't there so there were 2 new faces in class and she was still fine. I took this as a good sign for when I find a new yaya for her. The search continues. Goodluck to me.