i have a pandora one subscription which allows us to listen to music without commercials. yes! most days we listen to the “children’s folk music” station. when i was about to go up to open the door on the very first day of school, this song was on. i got a little teary for these sweet families: welcome to this world, whether you’re ready or not! welcome to this world, come, give it all that you got! welcome to this world, before you know it you’ll be singing right back to me, welcome to this world.
there was a lot of getting to know the room through exploration and play.
we had some time to brainstorm “what to do if someone is being mean to you.”
there was spontaneous dam building using project table supplies in the water table.
there was liquid watercolor painting.
there was car lining up on our tape strips (this year i’m trying the technique of matching chairs to table in hopes that it helps with our preschool–>sunday school–>church meals transitions).
meeting new groupings of 43 children was a gift. getting to know each other is an honor.
welcome to this preschool world!