Randy and I literally spent the whole summer with our house in chaos having our rooms repainted and flooring put down. It was a deal. And then our fence was finished two days ago. The perfectionist in me wanted it completely painted and ready to go but that quickly became not an option. I think I’ve decided that no matter how much you plan ahead, how much you do little things all along through the summer, you will still be rushing to get ready before open house at school starts.
Everything in our setting is placed with intention. There was even an oversized wooden die that one of our friends found. He asked what it was for and I told him to play with and he used it in the block center. Little does he know we eventually will be playing together and I will point out the dots on the wooden die and we will do a little numeracy activity-
The children don’t know that they are lucky to have pieces throughout their play area that are real and many of them even glass. Why would I do that? I believe children can do hard things and teaching them at a young age to be gentle and responsible is easy when it’s taught during play
Some of my favorite moments throughout the day.
One of our mamas wrote on her hopes and wishes card that she would love to see her child develop empathy. She said that is important to her. One of our a little friends was upset this morning and her little boy walked over to comfort him. He already has empathy mama great job. But because I know that’s important to her I was able to notice it and it made me smile to be part of such a wonderful occasion
I loved that so many of the children jumped out of the cars ready to be at school today
I love seeing one of our families drive up -it was an extended family of mom, dad, stepmom- they all came together to enjoy a little guys first day. Coparenting at its best!
It was fun when Journey figured out that he could play in the water and no one was gonna tell him to stop. He just turned it on and let it flow over him and laughed. Yes friend, you’re at a different type of school