I hope everyone had a great start to the year. I have a very nice group so far. This is my first year back in preschool after 9 years. I also teach 20 kindergarten in the morning. The small preschool class in the afternoon is wonderful after having such a large group. I feel this year I am very unorganized and was not ready for school to start. The week before school I had kidney stones, my dad was in the hospital with a blocked bowel, fluid on the lungs and congestive heart failure. Also it was this week five years ago I lost my daughter to SIDS. It wasn't a good week. I just survived. I am going over to school this weekend to plan for this week. I need help, we use creative curriculum, which is new to me and they just gave me the book two weeks ago and I haven't had the chance to look at them. What kind of things do you have them do at the beginning of the year? What kind of crafts do you do? Yesterday I read Brown Bear Brown Bear. I was thinking to do things with colors. Any suggestions would be great. I also want to know how long does your circle time last and what kind of things do you do? Thanks as always foe your help.