The First Day in Enrichment!
Everyone had a fantastic first day at school! I hope they all came home full of stories! But if they didn't, we send out an email at the end of their week, just in case.
As you may have seen out in the hallway today, we've posted the morning routine above the coat/backpack hooks and next to our door. In case you didn't see them, please be sure your child goes to the bathroom before coming into the classroom. Of course, we will let them go if they need to, but to have the fewest interruptions to our morning meeting, we ask that they go before they come in. Also, before 9:15 Mrs. Taylor and I are still getting the room ready for the children to come in. Cleaning after the kids leave, and letting things dry overnight is required by the state. So there are things that can only get done in the morning, and we need that time to get things set up. Please read a book with your child, or chat with classmates until we open the door.
Thank you to everyone that brought in extra clothes, and emailed back a picture. If you haven't, please get those in to us.
Our book today was Pete the Kitty's First Day of Preschool by Kimberly & James Dean. The children loved seeing a familiar character, and finding that he was going through some of the same things that they were!
What we did in CENTERS... We had a lot of the same centers that you all saw on Orientation day. Predictability was important for their comfort.
Art- The children colored popsicle stick people of themselves that we will use in the classroom on a daily basis. They also made a special project that will go home with them next Monday 😉
Easel- Easel paper and crayons
Math Table- Sorting bears into different colored bowls
Pretend Center- Plates, cups, silverware, pretend food
Block Area- Wooden blocks to make buildings, roads, and all sorts of creations with wooden people. Light up building blocks, and Potato Heads
Writing Table- Maze and apple tree coloring pages, and magnetic writing tablets
Sensory Table- Corn with big and small cups, big and small tubes, and spoons for some fun scooping, building, and dumping!
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out! We'll respond ASAP. If something needs to be addressed during the school day please email Katrina or call the school directly because, as I'm sure you can appreciate, we need to have our eyes on your child.
We hope you all have a great rest of your week. We're excited to welcome you all back on Monday!
Christina Renoni and Ashlee Taylor