hello people! the new year has started and so has the semester. I have 3 additions to my class, 1 3yr old(girl) and her 4yr old cousin(boy) and another 4yr old (girl). so far its been 3 days of the new semester and the 4yr old girl has been crying the entire time! she was fine on the first day, but on the second day she threw such a tantrum and cried for two whole hours, demanding that i call her mom. (her mom called to check up on her and then ended up taking her home) today(3rd day), she REFUSED to let her mom leave the class, kicking and screaming, hitting the sliding door when her mom finally left. I stopped her when she was hitting the sliding door and let her cry it out. we played games with the other kids and some even went over to her to ask why she was crying and to join us. she ignored all of them. MUCH LATER, she stopped crying and joined us outside to play, but she doesnt talk to the other kids and when invited to do an activity always says no. the 2 others are mixing with the others and have not cried at all. their moms drop them off without any fuss. 1. how do u stop them from crying??? 2. how do u ease the separation process?? 3. how do u get kids to mix and make friends??? 4. any ideas on activities that encourage that?? 5. any ideas on activities for mornings?