Over the last couple of weeks the teachers have been talking to the children about everyone taking responsibility for the kindergarten toys and equipment and their own personal belongings. If items are dropped onto the ground and not put away once they have finished with them, then they disappear into the shed for the rest of the week. During the morning their is one reminder over the microphone, that equipment will be removed for the week if it is not picked up, and children have certainly responded to the challenges.
One child told us at mat time, that it looked like a'garage sale', and I had to agree, there were as many clothes as toys. It took 15minutes to give all the clothing back and the children's faces were priceless as they recognised their own personal belongings being held up. We are making progress together, reminding each other and helping each other puts things away. Teamwork!