What must it feel like to wave goodbye to your parents and enter a classroom for the day? We all experienced it and have some vague memories. Yesterday Mary and I watched with great awe as seventeen children courageously left their parents and entered a new space.
We watched and listened as the children encountered a friend, new information being shared or tried to assimilate an unfamiliar part of the day.
What is PE?
Is it a person?
No, Renee is the person who teaches PE.
But where does she teach us?
I already know how to run.
Will we come back here (the classroom) or will she keep us?
I tried to see the day and the experience through the eyes of a child. As we get to know each child, we can a begin to perceive the experiences of the classroom through the lens that each child wears.
Stop for a moment and remember your first day of Kindergarten.