So week 1 of the new term has been and gone and successful home visits have almost finished. The tiredness feeling has crept back (thank goodness for a weekend to recharge!) and the summer holidays feel like a lifetime ago however it's been a great week!
I've been blessed with some lovely moments over the last few days such as taking precious bundles of children from their parents with their shiny shoes and crisp new uniforms, welcoming also a new intake of nursery children (most only just turned 2) and lots of laughs! You saw me earlier in the week sharing a post about my dressing up experience where one of my little girls presented me with a flamenco dress asking to put it on, only for me to soon realise that it was in actual fact ME that the dress was to go on!!! 😝 not one to shy away from a challenge, I put it on...well over my head and that's as far as it would go.
We had future artists or rather graffiti experts in the form of a 2 year old make her mark on one of the display boards in my room and that is how it will stay as I am a great believer in allowing the children to express theirselves and showcase their talents- I really quite like it!
Having the opportunity to stand back and observe the children this week form friendships, discover new spaces and resources as well as follow instructions and share their knowledge has been simply magical!
We sometimes underestimate the talents of 4 years olds!
Exciting things in the pipeline this term is celebrating International Dot Day/week, Batman day, plus we have teamed up with a local Care home which we shall visit to play some games, have parachute fun, story telling sessions and an afternoon tea to name but a few. We can't wait!
It's important during these first few weeks to build up positive relationships with the parents and families. I shall be holding drop-ins next week to catch up with the parents regarding the first few days of school plus having an information session regarding house-keeping, routines, phonics and key celebrations and experiences over the next term. What do you all do to have positive parental involvement?