Two weeks ago my class got a new student. Her name is Grace and she is three years old. Grace has never been in school or daycare. She has one older sister and many cousins, so she has interacted with other children before. I have had new students before and it is funny how different kids react. The first few days were hard for her to say goodbye to mommy and daddy but after a while she would start to warm up. By the end of the first week, she had no problem leaving her parents and when it is time to go home she wants to stay. I think this transition was easier for Grace than it is some other children is because she has an older sister and cousins so she knows how to play with others. When I come across kids who have never been to school or ones who never had interactions with other children, it is harder for them to adjust. Even if I didn’t know Grace had other kids to play with I would still be able to know because of the way she plays and talks with her classmates. Another student of mine who is an only child, keeps more to himself. He would rather play alone than with the other children. It is crazy how different kids are from one another solely based on the number of children in their household and whether or not they have been in school or daycare before.