The TMO class has settled into the regular schedule. Thank you for your patience during phase-in, it has allowed the children to gradually be introduced to the TMO classroom and routine. The tears are normal and have all but disappeared. It's wonderful to see the children's smiles as they enter the classroom. You all have done a great job of making a quick exit after reassuring the children of your return and giving them a hug and a kiss good bye. The children are happy at school and are quickly learning the schedule of the day. The beautiful weather has made outdoor time a delight! The children enjoy playing in the sandbox, riding in the train, sliding and enjoying the fresh air.
A science station was set up on the playground and the children had the chance to scoop, and pour birdseed into spots and down tubes. They were fascinated by the cause and effect.
We have begun our special programs, Music and Movement. In our music class with Dawn Childs the children listened to songs, finger plays, a story and the chance to play musical instruments. The children are learning about circle time and sitting together as a group. It's a new experience for most, so often some children observe from outside the circle as others sit. At this age we allow the children to make the choice to sit or observe, but we encourage their participation.
We have also had movement class with Preston Blackburn. The children are given the opportunity to use large muscles as they jump through hoops, toss balls into baskets, stack cones and kick balloons in the large indoor playroom.
It has been a busy beginning, we are excited to welcome fall weather and continuing getting to know each other. Please note that Monday, October 9th is Columbus Day holiday. We will see you on Tuesday. If there are any questions or concerns at any time please let us know.
Leslie and Christine