Our classroom has been a very busy place as we all learn the routines and expectations of kindergarten. Every day introducing more and more structure while maintaining everything from the days before. This group of children really enjoy working and playing together. Not once have I heard the words "What do I do now?" or "I'm bored". I feel fortunate that they all listen well to directions, ask great questions, and seem to love school! Yeah!!!
A very important part of our day is choice time. The children have a variety of choices within the classroom, learn new options daily, have to figure out how to share materials, work through difficult situations, and clean up after themselves. We are currently working on making a choice and staying with that choice, becoming involved in play with others, as opposed to flitting around the room like Tasmanian Devils! The greatest outcome from this has been that the children have really gotten to know each other.