Welcome to the School group! Here is a glimpse of how we have spent our first week together.
This week, we have been settling into a new school year; reconnecting with old friends, and making new connections with new friends. We have been taking time to learn about each other, settle into the space, and manipulate the different materials in the classroom. We have been taking things slowly, ensuring that the children feel comfortable, safe, secure, and happy, so that they are ready and eager to learn more about themselves and the world around them.
Here are some photos from our first week together:
We begin each day with a Welcome Time, where we greet each other, sing songs, share stories, and set the framework for our morning’s activities. It is an essential part of the day, both in terms of social connections, as well as giving meaning to the children’s work.
We have two groups for Welcome Time: School 1 (with Elizabeth), and School 2 (with Laurence). This is to have a smaller, cozier beginning to the day.
After Welcome Time, we work in the different areas of the classroom:
School 2, has been preparing their precious notebooks, which will be used throughout the school year to collect their most special work.
outside. This helps School 1 learn new routines and School 2 to reinforce
the rules and routines that had been established last year.
|What sounds can we hear if we listen carefully?|
Looking for nature treasures…
|I’m cleaning the forest!|
|On va trouver un trésor! On va creuser, creuser, creuser, et après on va trouver de l’argent!|
|Let’s make acorn soup|