What do you do when your child has a melt down when you drop her/him off at school?
Always say goodbye and have a routine every time. Goodbye meltdowns can often be avoided with a consistent goodbye routine. Have the same routine if you would leave to go to the grocery store or do an errand. It is good to say, " Mommy is going to the store and I will be back soon". When a parent or guardian has a goodbye routine it helps the child develop security and trust.
October is fire safety month. The children at ELP learn about
fire prevention. They learn to trust the firemen in all their gear. They learn the importance of staying under the smoke if there is a fire. They met many brave rescuers and even got to explore the cool fire and emergency trucks.
The last two weeks we have been learning about emotions! The children love The Color Monster book. They wanted to read it over and over again. (Highly Recommended) They also learned strategies to help them deal with different emotions.
Over the summer we get new and fun toys for the preschoolers. It’s hard as a teacher not to put all the fun toys out at once. Here at ELP we don’t put out a lot of toys until the children learn where all the toys go. We put pictures and words to help the children keep the room organized. As the children learn where the toys go we slowly add more toys to the classroom teaching them sorting and matching! I recommend changing your child’s toys out once a month. This helps the children not get bored and keeps equipment and toys exciting.