It is Monday morning and I come into the classroom at 8:30 and greet the teacher. I go to my cubby, put my coat away and put on my slippers ready to start the day. Morning starts with a journal, sometimes its free writing, sometimes it is reading to the upper elementary students. Each day it is something different.
At 8:45 it is time for circle. This week it is Noahs turn to lead the circle. He asks questions about the calendar, tells us how many days we have been in school using money. Then we say three other ways we can get that amount in money. It makes for a fun way to learn to make change. Then we discuss the days news both what we hear from the news or TV and then the teacher discusses the headlines with us. We end our circle with yoga and the Pledge of Allegiance.