Morning to all my lovely Reception’s, parents and carers!
I hope everyone is well amid this tricky time and that the recent sunshine has been something to smile about! I think, especially now, it is so important to look for the positives each day.
What a surreal week we have had! I’m so sorry I couldn’t say goodbye and thank you. I can’t tell you how much the beautiful flowers brightened my day. I have missed Reception’s sunny smiles more than ever, so thank you so much for the extremely kind and thoughtful gesture. I hope most Mums received their feathery Mother’s Day cards yesterday (if your children were in last week) as this was the last thing I organised before having to leave. Fingers crossed they flew to you and you were able to have a lovely Mother’s Day!
I’ve begun to realise that during this tricky time, extreme situations can bring out the best in people! In the face of all that is going on in the world, there is still so much kindness and thought for others, something I’m always rabbiting on about to Reception! Kind words, kind hands and thinking about others! I would love to hear any kind stories that you have seen or experienced? Perhaps you and your little ones are going to do something kind for an elderly neighbour or family member? Even drawing a lovely picture, making a card (to practise their independent writing) or baking some biscuits and popping it through their letter box could make someone’s day!
Finally, I thought it might be nice for us to all try a little idea together this week. We may be in our separate homes, but we can still be a team (I’m always talking about being a team in class!) I think we should find a few minutes each day for some mindfulness. Adults, you may be thinking “No chance of that” but I’ve put a few little ideas on here as well as a great YouTube link that does it all for you… so give it a go! It doesn’t have to be sitting still and meditating like you might imagine, some ideas are outside, so see what would suit you and your children. I think during this uncertain time it is so important to take a few minutes to feel calm and grounded when there are so many other things out of our control. I will let you know how I got on in Friday’s blog and look forward to your feedback!
Lots of love,
Mrs. Canniford xx