We had a very busy first day! Almost as soon as we made it to the classroom, we had to quickly get lunch and attendance taken, then go down to an assembly in the APR room. The purpose of the assembly was to go over lunch and recess routines and rules. The kids did their best to sit and listen. We had a Brain Break when we got back to the classroom, but our new software for the Boxlight was having some issues so we only got to do the Milkshake dance.
The children had a good recess, and no rain like we were expecting, and a great lunch. They stayed in their seats, were surprisingly independent in opening up the things in their lunch, and did a great job staying in their seats until they were told to get up and throw away their trash. I enjoyed eating with the children and hope to be able to rotate who sits at the first table so I get time with different children each day.
We read a story about a rabbit who is going through different emotions as he asks where the reader has been. The book is called You're Finally Here, by Melanie Watt, and it's funny but also a good opportunity to talk about the emotions of this rabbit as he continues to ask where the reader has been.
Later in the day we read the story I'm Sticking With You, by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. This is the story of a bear and a squirrel who are best friends, until the squirrel gets annoyed with the bear always wanting to be with him. Ask your child to tell you about this story!
The children brought home a feather today. We quickly talked about how birds stick together in a flock, so now they were part of a new flock that will grow and learn together.
The class also went to Wellness class. Ask me to tell you about Wellness class!
We didn't get through most of what I planned for today, so tomorrow will be a continuation of today! We will be working on sitting in the rectangles on the carpet in our own personal space, sitting facing the talker, and establishing our arrival routines.
Have a nice evening!