Thursday, September 9, 2010
Today was a day of settling in, choosing new works and working together.
Today we demonstrated the ground rules of our classroom, elementary movements such as rug rolling, tray carrying, pushing in one's chair and waiting for a turn with something that you really, really want. These are exercises we will repeat over and over again throughout the year. One day (usually in January) it all flows together and the children do these things (while here at school) with little or no reminding. There were several occasions today when the children worked at their own individual rug, quietly and no one spoke. It was really astonishing how peaceful and settled the classroom felt, so early in the school year!
Outside time brought plenty of running about and joyful yelling!
It was a thoughtful cloudy day.
Have a beautiful evening.