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Protected: 9/2/14 B’roshim “Getting accustomed to our Surroundings”

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Protected: Daliot 9-2-2014 Welcome to the Daliot

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Protected: Narkisim 9-2-14: Our Narkisim Community

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Protected: Alonim 9.2.2014: Beginning the year with a new collection

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Aravot 9.2.2014: Welcome to the Aravot

The new school year is full of many emotions.  There is excitement, anxiety, joy and sadness. There is much to adjust to: new teachers, new classrooms, new toys, new children and new routines.  The beginning of the new year in the Aravot room has been a time of introductions.  The Alonim children welcomed Rami into their group creating an Aravot class. They took time to get to know him,  show him how to get from place to place and how the culture of TEECC worked.   Exploration of the new space has been a major focus.  We worked together to discover how many people should play in each area and how to use the variety of new and different materials.  New routines took shape, the children sign in each day and immediately sign up for jobs.   We then gather each morning and decide how we want to spend the day.  Children volunteer for small group work, choose areas of the room and engage in various explorations.  We have also taken time to begin visiting our extended  community.  Walking to the magical garden or exploring on the lower playground have already become favorite excursions.  Adjusting to a schedule with a later lunch and a rest time instead of nap have also been exciting ways transitions.

Through all of these adjustments, we have laughed, learned and begun to form our own Aravot identity.  We look forward to a year of asking questions, seeking answers, learning, laughing and growing together.