The class is off to a great start. For many this is the first experience your little ones have had, being dropped off and seeing you go. I have to say they did amazingly well. Not a single tear was shed (by the children, I can't say how Mom's and Dad's did.) The children had a wonderful day exploring our classroom, playing with new toys, meeting new friends, learning new routines and getting comfortable with new surroundings. We dove right in and finger painted, were introduced to scissors and squeezed some play dough. We spent time feeling things out. There are a lot of new opportunities to get used to.
A new school year is always exciting. I am looking forward to seeing your children grow and learn over the next nine months. Please visit the blog often and review it with your child. Ask them about their day and what we are learning. These pictures will provide a wonderful way to engage your child's oral language, recall skills and will let them know that what they are doing is important to you. Preschool may look like a lot of fun and games but through PLAY we are LEARNING!
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.