This week we focused on getting to know our children, our environment, and our likes vs dislikes. Laura and I wanted to create a calm laid back approach with the children so they could familiarize themselves with the room, work on independence, and give them the space they needed to explore. We also wanted them to feel/know that we were here for comfort and hugs, particularly when they were missing their parent or caregiver. It was amazing to see how many of the children loved to share with one another and how they would seek each other out in different centers. Next week we will begin learning about identity. What is our name? What are the names of our body parts? Who do you see when you look in the mirror?