An appreciation email for all the amazing educators we are lucky to have at Gumleaf! They all go above and beyond teaching and nurturing our kids and we are so thankful for this.
In particular though, I want to share with you how happy we are that Miss Gemma joined the crocs room at the later part of this year. What an actual gem she is!
This year has been somewhat disruptive for Owen due to the changes with educators in the room. For a time, he was increasingly finding it hard to separate in the morning and begin his day in the room, even though having familiarity with the teachers and children in there. Since Gemma has started she has provided that much needed consistency for Owen everyday. It has made such a difference to him knowing that she will be there when he arrives on the days he attends daycare.
It is clear that she is an experienced and creative educator. The room is filled with evidence of all the wonderful things they are learning about and doing in there. We have recently seen huge growth in Owen’s writing, drawing and colouring, counting and overall enthusiasm to learn. Dan and I were almost floored when we actually enjoyed a meal at the surf club recently while Owen spent most of the time focused on his colouring-in sheet! 🙏 Unheard of! We can’t believe how far he is come in such a short time and are excited for all of the wonderful things he will be learning in his final year at kindy next year in preparation for Prep 2023!
Thank you Miss Gemma! We appreciate you and your hard work with the crocs!