We have seen our fair share of transitions lately; vacations, siblings going back to school, friends leaving, new friends in the environment, and a soon to be new teacher. What does this mean? This means that our routine hasn’t been so ‘routine’ lately. While some deal with transitions well, some of us have difficulty with change (yes, teachers too!).
What’s our role in this?—As teachers, our obligation is to make sure that children are getting what they NEED; a hug, one on one time, reassurance..just to name a few. Change can be hard on anyone so sticking together and forming great relationships is crucial!
Throughout the day, we have conversations with children to prepare them for something out of the ordinary; a grandparent picking up or being at school a little longer than usual. I’ve attached an article from Penn State that offers an explanation of transitions and how it can affect young children; more importantly, what we can do to help!
‘Many speak of opportunities- “When one door closes, another one opens.” But rarely about the hallway. The transition. The in between where you are and where you are headed. The hallway doesn’t have to be a scary, dark, endless confusion- it can be a space of massive transformation, great memories, and peace.’
Here are a few pictures from our day!
Breakfast– Whole grain oatmeal with honey and PPC cantaloupe.
Lunch– Scrambled eggs with cheese, whole wheat bread, PPC strawberries/cantaloupe, and fresh garden tomatoes/cucumbers.
PM snack– Hummus and wheat thins.
Wee Sprout– PPC cucumber.
Have a great evening.
Link to pictures: WF 8/9