The beginning of the school year is a brand new start.  We meet and make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and are enthusiastic about all the new things we are going to learn.  At the start of the year we take our children on a tour of the classroom.  We introduce them to all of the stations and what is in each of them.  Suggestions about what they might do with the materials help to stimulate their creativity.  “Look and Find” games are played to help the children become acquainted with everything in the classrooms.  We also go over our principles of respect and basic classroom rules.
*Be kind (words and actions)
*Use your words (polite words and voices)
*Follow directions (quickly and quietly)
*Always try your best
*Circle Time – empty hands, thinking minds, watching eyes, still body, quiet mouths
We have class discussions about why we go to school.  We discuss what they will do and learn at school.  Knowing what is expected of them and what they can expect, gives kids security through consistency.
We have an exciting year planned with many different themes, activities, experiments, and games.  The fun is just beginning! Welcome back!