Monday, February 27, 2012

Our Hallway Doesn't Seem Quite So Long Anymore!

No, the school hallway has not shrunk!  No, we have not been moved to the other end of the hallway.  And, no we have not installed moving floors...though this wouldn't be a bad idea!  The children have simply made so much progress that they've begun to actually regulate their own behavior!

This means:
  1. No child is actually darting into open classrooms!
  2. No child is stopping, dropping and refusing to move another inch!
  3. No child is screaming at the top of their lungs halfway to the gym!
Ahhh...this helps our school hallway shrink by at least half!  The shrinking hallway may have something to do with the fact that I have five children moving on to elementary school next fall.  They've all made so much progress! 

The children have learned to love working as a group and have enjoyed many group activities together!  This has made the last few months pretty darn fun for everyone (minus a few tough weeks)!  I have several children who have recently made an amazing literacy connection!  These two children insists on telling us what sound many words begin with.  Now THAT is amazing!  We've been having so much fun with sounds, rhymes and rhythmic books.  We've added many new communication boards around the room for the children to grab and use to communicate with while they work and play. 

And now that I feel a bit more caught up in my own life and have regained a bit of balance, I will be back to writing semi-regularly here!  So, even though our hallway has "shrunk" you'll still find us trudging down that hallway often.  And, of course, we'll be pushing our lunch cart to the 'middle of nowhere' in order to return our lunch items...down that long, long hallway! 

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