Welcome! We are the best experts of dinosaurs and x-rays. We know firefighters fight fires. We know how to act like big kids, to sit criss cross applesauce and that you don't push any people or teachers or toddler kids. We know all about our rights.
This is a going outside school. So we go outside. In the rain and snow and sun and hail and monsoons. No, that's silly. We don't have monsoons. One time, it rained for three years. For real life! And I go outside every day! Even in the cold? Yes - didn't you watch Elsa? (starts singing) "Do you want to build a snowman?"
We have the right to learn at school. About dragons and Moana boats and rocket ships. And so we paint and do puzzles and sing and write signs and mostly do things with friends, like teamwork. My Daddy says that he wants to come to school but that he has to go to work. Did you know he works in an office and I've been there, and it's a big big big big place with lots of computers and they don't even have an outside yard to play in. For real life!
Outside, we have dirt places. You find worms and dig holes. We pretend the worms are candy, but none of our friends eat them. Worms are bad for you. Worms live best in the garden - it's best to pick one worm and then play with it. Samela likes ladybugs and worms. We can also get the ladybugs. Valerie is good at finding ladybugs. They are in the grass or sometimes in the air. And on the tree - they are on the tree. We don't climb trees, well, not too high. Only monkeys.
In the garden we grow carrots and kale chips and tomatoes, but last year there were no tomatoes growing! Maybe the seeds were broken. I like to eat the green leaves in the garden. They are smelly and yummy. And the pumpkins grew so big and grew and then one day, somebody ate them! The seeds were out from inside the pumpkin and went everywhere! Maybe it was the worms, maybe it was a giant worm, or maybe it was a Troll. Or a Troll worm!
The backyard is good because it is big, and there is the hill and the dark tunnel and the swing and the trees for climbing and the apples for eating. Some days we build a tent in the yard and pretend to go camping. We even sleeped in the tent! And there are so many dandelions and buttercups.
A troll lives under the bridge. We gave him apples and bananas once, because he wanted to eat us up. Trolls have the right to eat healthy food and children are not healthy food! So we helped, and maybe he comes to eat some vegetables in our garden when they are growing. And kale chips! Trolls love kale chips.
It is very very muddy and this is important. When it is wet and muddy, you will slip. It's like a slide. And you will get muddy. So if you want to go up Muddy Mountain, go up the stairs and not the slide because for sure you will slide and fall down! But sometimes that is fun. Just don't fall into the giantnormous puddle, because your socks will get wet.
Sometimes we don't want to share, and that's ok because you don't have to share. But everyone has the right to play, so it's a tricky problem. When you have a really tricky problem, you need to ask a friend or teacher for help, but only little bit tricky problems you can fix by saying please stop I don't like it! And then you have to listen to each other. If it's a really really big problem, or if you don't want to use your prefrontal cortex to solve the problem, then you really need help. So take three deep breaths. Big deep breaths will help. And then you get a teacher.
If the group plan is to play Paw Patrol, but then the friend is throwing Lego, that's not the group plan. That's unexpected! So to follow the group plan, you can call me, you can use my name, and then I know it's time to play with you! Or you might say "Help Help Help a wolf is coming!" And then you go play that the wolf is the enemy. It's eating Bambie. Not really, though, just pretend. Just pretend to be afraid of the wolf, and then you can play like we do. That's a group plan. And if you don't like the group plan, you can share your imagination plans with me and then we can change the plan! Maybe an elephant will come and eat the wolf, and then the wolf is gone.
If you are worried, that's because you are having tricky thoughts about something that might happen. Worried means maybe it happens and maybe it doesn’t. Worried is hard, and it is a medium or big problem, so take a deep yoga breath and tell the tricky thoughts to a teacher or your friend. There are so many feelings and everybody has all the feelings. Not at the same time, because that would be confusing.
We dress in our cubby stuff, dress up for outside. The cubbies have names on them. There are so many cubbies because everybody has to dress up for outside. For outside, you need your muddy buddies and mittens and hats and boots. But that's for the winter, when it is snowy or when it is rainy. If it is icy cold like Elsa's castle, you maybe need a snowsuit too. Some snowsuits are waterproof and then you need a snowsuit and mittens and hats and boots and no muddy buddies. If you need to put on your jacket, you can do it the magic way. The magic way is a secret that only big kids know, but we will tell you if you are coming to school to be a new friend and then you will know too.
This is how it goes: First, you eat the food in the fridge, with carrots and fish maybe. And then you get clean, and then it's nap time, and you sleep, because you have the right to sleep. And then you wake up. You can have a blanket, and a bear, and a bottle, if you want. But waking up the other kids, because that's not good, because their Mommies want them to sleep lots.