Somehow every year I forget just how challenging the first few weeks of school really are. Not just for the children, but teachers and parents too.
Separation anxiety, stressful mornings, limit testing, and sads…oh so many sads.
Change can be scary all by itself. And when we have no idea what to expect, it can be nerve wrecking.
As a preschool teacher, I am often the first person caring for a child beyond parents and family. It is a role I do not take lightly. I love each child like they are my own. But during those first days, they could care less how much I adore and respect them.
We are coming to the end of the fourth week today. We had a tear free drop off, adventurous outdoor play, great transitions, all children eating the same meal, all nappers sleeping, and friendships clearly developing.
So how did we make it here?