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This week we have been trying to learn to work in centers at the table. It's not very easy to explain 3 years old that they cannot always play with whatever they want but after a few attempts we pretty much got it although we are still having problems swaping center.... no worries as we have plenty of time to practice this.

Here you can see our pegs center, drawing center, sewing center and of course the infamous plasticine center.

we have also been practicing our fine motorskills with a simple activity where we had to place stickers in our route to school.

but in our class there is also time to play freely at whatever we want:

look what lucas did:  An amazing car. These kids are so creative

We have also been working with Pete The Cat, I told them "I love my white shoes" and they absolutely loveeeed it... we have been reading the story at least twice a day and they are even starting to sing the song and saying some color words.


So this was the last week of our adaptation to school period which means that next week there will not be two teacher all the time in class and i am guessing we will have more than one toilet problem...
Next week afternoon classes start so it may be a bit difficult for them to adapt to  full school timing from 9 to 16,30 which means canteen and transportation will be part of our everyday.
Although some of the kids have already started eating at the canteen and coming to school by bus and they have been amazing

So far i am more than happy to be with the little ones. They are getting used to school, us and the rules and rutines pretty well. We have a lot of work to do on their autonomy but that's what 3 years old is all about, right?

This is part of our work on class rules:

When we get to the classroom we take our coats off and hang them in the coat racks and then we place our snack bags on the rack under the board.

Then we hear the song "make a circle" we get ready and sit at the assembly.
we take a look at the behavior bulletin board and revise the circle time rules.

We also know that we have to sit criss cross and put up our hand to speak.

We also try to line up as quietly as possible when we leave the room.


Day by day we are imrpoving the look of our class:

the hooks where we hang our coats and where our change clothes are in case we have little "accidents"
mirror and drinking cups next to the board,

my closet, the class info board, papers and a picture dictionary

my closet, the class library puzzles box and class materials boxes

kids mailboxes

board, with some of the class routines, days of the week caterpillar, how are you board, home and school chart and weather bear.
under the board we hang our snack bags

circus and kitchen center


where are we? chart at the door.

contructions, cars and tools, centers

computer center 

the class book where we write down what we have been doing in both english and spanish

pick me jars to choose kids randomly for a game

rules board with the circle time rules, good listeners chart and our traffic lights behavior management board. You can also see my pointers

our traffic lights behavior management board.
We have the kids pictures in the green face and if they follow all the rules and behave properly they win a stamp at the end of the school day

how are you today clart and birthday train

birthday gifts for the kids


We are officially back at school. Kids arrived on thursday... it was their first school day ever... they are soo tiny( 3 years old) and adorable some of them cried but we managed....

For two weeks they are coming in two groups of ten, one hour and a half each group.
The 17th the whole class is coming at the same time... we will see how it goes.

On Monday when i came back to Pamplona my class looked like this:

And....these are some pictures of my class right now. (after three days of hardwork trying to get everything ready for the kids) I still have some things to place and all the routines are still to be hanged on the board.

Look at as we already have new friends:

welcome back to school everybody

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