Whoo! We did it. We made it through the first two days of school. The children were all patient and polite while we spent the first two days introducing them to the basics of room and materials management. Yesterday we were all a about blocks and the kitchen. Today, the loft is the MVP (most valuable plaything). There was quite a gathering at the sandbox following its introduction today. You might have also noticed that your child came home today with an extra quart of sand in his or her shoes.
The students have been having lots of fun and we’re learning many, many routines that will help the days run smoothly. By 11:30, all of the children look ready for a nap. Next Tuesday we will begin our regular schedule. Please expect your child to be tired and possibly irritable for the first few days to weeks of school. Beginning new routines and meeting new friends is much more stressful than we usually credit. Patience, love, and consistency will get your child through this exciting time.