One of the important jobs of the first few weeks of school is for the children to make classroom rules together. TO make the rules, the children had to first think about what they hoped to do in Kindergarten, the figure out the kind of rule that would help us all accomplish these hopes. The rules that the children created are:
1. Be a super Friend everywhere, everyday to everyone.
2. Take good care of our school things.
3. Listen to your teachers.
4. Do your best!
These rules are broad guidelines that will take lots of attention and practice throughout the year. We expect mistakes and, as I told the children, it is not the mistake, but how you learn to fix it, that counts. My job, as the teacher, is to help children learn to fix their mistakes as well as to understand the consequences of their actions. On Fridays, we have what we call our DW3 time, which stands for Do Whatever you Want, wherever time. Students can choose from the variety of instructional play items we have in the classroom to explore with. We have been using this time to also