Monday, August 15, 2011

New beginnings with Little Wonders

A brand new year! I woke up this morning, nervous with butterflies in my stomach. One of my little wonders said, "I feel all nervous inside" and i knew just how that little child felt. They are excited for a new beginning, just like me. They are unsure of what to do and where to go, and I fully sympathize. eating lunch is a whole new experience, going to recess is all new, listening to procedures and rules are new too!
Where they felt confident at the end of their 4 K experience, they now feel jittery with this new Kindergarten, being part of "big school" stuff. Its as mind boggling and tiring for them as it is for their teacher. You got to love them, because they automatically think you are the best teacher they have ever had. That is why I love Kindergarten! They come in with joy, there maybe some tears, but they leave each day feeling accomplished and older than the day before!
Matching upper and lowercase on alphabet trays.

Making an alphabet train.
These little wonders are so eager. In case any of you are wondering why the yellow ribbon around a child's arm, my assistant came up with the idea of placing a ribbon around each child's arm as a way of having a quick glance to see if they were bus riders (hence the yellow ribbon), car riders (with a green ribbon), walking students (red ribbon) and  after-school care (a braid of all three ribbons). It worked perfectly...everyone got to the right place and the day ended with a sigh and peaceful feeling of knowing everyone was safely home!


Wonder Mama said...

I love the ribbon idea! There was some definite panic on our hall yesterday (our first day) trying to figure out where our little friends where supposed to go.

Busy Bees said...

Just found your blog and love it. The ribbon idea is a great one. I am doing a pirate theme, too!! Having so much fun with it!

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