Week one in the books! The children did a great job this week learning so many new routines and rules. Today we read a silly book about rules called The Rules by Marty Kelly. ASk me to tell you some of the silly rules in this book!
We learned about fire safety and fire drills. We watched a quick video that explained what to do on a fire drill as well as a few fire safety tips. We had our first fire drill in the afternoon. I knew the drill was going to be around 3:00 so when I saw a couple friends getting sleepy, I had to try and keep them awake. We have a few things to work on for the next drill, but they did a great job for the first whole school drill. The most important thing about all the drills we will have is that the children need to remain quiet and listening for directions.
We opened another station for play time. Today we looked at our art station. Right now they are limited to just a few things to use, but we talked about where they would work and what supplies they could use. They seemed to really like the hole punchers! The hole punches are a great tool for kids to use to build the strength in their hands. We also have fancy scissors, crayons and markers for their use. We will add to what they can use as time goes on. We also revisited the toys in the cubbies they can bring to the carpet to use. We had to pause once to play quieter, but otherwise they did great! They are so good at cleaning up!
Today we also drew a picture that tells a story. This is important for us in getting ready to write. We talked about getting an idea and adding details. This is another paper we will be putting in our time capsule.
It's been a busy, fun and great week. The children, and I, really need the three day weekend!
I hope you all have a happy, fun weekend! Be safe!