Description My First Day At School Anita went to bed dreaming of the adventures that would take place the next morning. It would be her first day of school.
By Leslie McCollom The Drop-off When you work as a preschool teacher as with any other jobthe first half hour or so after arriving at work is mostly spent waiting for the coffee to kick in.
You are still adjusting to being awake and out in the world. It is in these first moments of the day that a teacher must spring into action. The start of your day could very well look like this: Of course, if the parents at your school are as wonderful as most of mine, these instructions and requests are delivered with grateful smiles.
But multiplied by the number of kids in your class, it adds up to a lot of information to retain. This time is intense for the kids, too. The comfort of their My Little Ponies and granola bars already seems like a distant memory. They find themselves in a bustling playground full of competitors for toys and attention.
They are understandably distraught. Some are thrilled to see friends and hop on the playground equipment, but others find the transition less joyful. A lot more fun than crying! We typically start by singing songs about greeting the day and each other, and about the seasons of the year.
At this time of day, I find myself really enjoying the kids and being at school. But in preschool, which is essentially to help kids learn to be part of the world beyond their families, Circle Time is the real meat and potatoes of the day. Although it might appear to be nothing more than singing and dancing, circle play actually helps develop coordination and social skills, and aids in general brain development.
Overheard at the snack table: Teachers get excited about snack time, too. One day I was serving the snack plates and doled out one strawberry to each child, but put two on my own plate. Most young kids would never notice something like this they have a lot going on internally.
I like them a lot. Well, it takes a little more work for a grownup to feel like that, so sometimes I just need to have two strawberries! At my school we spend a lot of our time outside, which is wonderful.
We have regular gardening classes, and the kids get to climb trees, build spaceships out of logs, and pick and eat herbs. They are better at identifying edible plants than most adults, though their spaceship engineering skills may still need a little time. Overheard on the playground: Getting the kids suited up is challenging all by itself, but consider what happens when a child is playing outside and becomes aware a moment too late of their need to use the bathroom.
Repeated experience has fixed indelibly in my mind how swiftly and effectively a pair of rain pants can channel a stream of pee directly into a rubber boot. I have frequently seen a child in that predicament duck into a hidden corner of the garden to empty out a boot in what he or she thinks is a totally private and unobserved moment.
Any preschool teacher could tell you tales of pee and poop that would curl your hair. Also, by this point in the day, they have been at school for awhile and are starting to feel hungry and tired. This is no small feat, as some children literally kick and scream every day to stay outside a little longer.
Then you have to persuade them to line up and come back to the classroom help them take off and put away their many layers of gear convince them to wash their hands and sit calmly at the table, once again.
This already sounds like a lot, but if only it were that simple! A lot of great conversations happen there.
But in the back of your mind, you know that you need to start preparing the class for naptime: Subtly turning down the lights, encouraging soft voices, putting on some Enya or the like in the background.
The next transition from lunch to nap is crucial, and even when you do everything right, sometimes it all goes to hell anyway.Preparing for Kindergarten- Classroom Set Up.
This is what I am doing I taught first grade school year. This coming school year I will be dropping down to Kindergarten also. What do you think is going to be the biggest challenge for us? This is only my second year of teaching.
A description of each aspect of the kindergarten day is described in more detail. Morning Gathering/Morning Meeting Songs, stories, calendar, large group instruction, and signing in are all a part of Morning Gathering.
My First Day of School. 3 Pages Words August I remember I had the first day jitters. It was all so new and unknown to me at the time. I feared that I would have no friends. My writing started here in kindergarten. I remember my teacher taught me how to write my name with endless sheets of repetitive work.
From upper case.
It is natural on the part of every student to remember the first day at school. It gave me a terrible feeling of fear and anxiety as I went to school with my father. It was my mother who first thought of sending me to school. Of course I was of the school going age. When my mother expressed it I thought that she was a heartless woman.
Teachers can help Preschool and Kindergarten students complete the writing portion on the first day. This would be a great addition to student memory books or student portfolios.
Updated 8/13/17 to include a page for each grade level that says "My Last Day of Preschool" "My Last Day of Kindergarten" "My Last Day of 1st Grade" "My Last Day of /5(14). “This is the baddest day in my whole life.” Morning is the most chaotic part of the day for a preschool teacher.
You may have a bit of prep time, but almost immediately after arriving at work, you’re likely to be greeting children and trying to welcome them to school in a way that makes them excited to be there and OK with the impending departure of their mom or dad.