Another important routine that was focused on this week is Morning Meeting. Once everyone arrives, we gather at the carpet to begin each day. We believe that beginnings matter, therefore, setting the tone for the day is an important value in our morning routine. This is why we take the time to greet each child by name. This week, we sang a song that required keeping a rhythm and saying our name when it was our turn to do so. This required attention, active listening, and the important self regulatory skill of waiting. As children become more confident in our greetings, they will individually greet each other by name, possibly with a handshake or high five. Ask your child to share the name song with you from this week. Next week, we will learn a new greeting, as well as introduce new materials that will be available during Indoor Exploration time.