This week was our first week with morning and afternoon sessions as well as full day students. We knew how important it would be for the children to set up our rhythm of the day. It is through rhythm that children begin to understand there is order and security in the world.
We begin each day outside. Some children get involved immediately with their play while others need some time to observe and acclimate to their settings before they can join or begin a play session. We stay outside until we can tell that the children are ready to come in.
Then we have a healthy snack. We have a dish pan set up to wash and dry the dishes that we use and have been encouraging the children to take part in this daily work. Once the children have cleaned up, they are free to play indoors and do simple art activities.