The very first day the teacher/guide usually thinks ahead to the day when the classroom is normalized and the children are working as if the guide doesn’t exist. I usually plan a lot of group activities (baking, reading, story time, grace and courtesy lessons, etc) to help the children adjust and get excited about working with the materials. There was no room for any of it besides singing and dancing with Jennifer. What an amazing group of children! And what a joy to see them go straight to work with such an excitement! Dear parents thank you for believing in Zen Montessori and sharing your children with us!