The first day of school has come and gone, and I’m still here to tell about it. Whew! If you are a kindergarten teacher, I know you know what I mean by “whew!” Each year it’s the same thing, we anxiously and nervously anticipate the arrival of a new set of kindergarteners who will become part of our school family for the next 180+ days.
It struck me today just how very similar all this first day of school business is to preparing for the arrival of a new baby and then giving birth. We spend hours preparing our room for the new arrivals. We make plans and give careful consideration to how we will welcome them and make them feel safe and loved.
|(Alphabet mat for beginning guided reading)|
|(Pokey Pin Names)|