Despite their experiences, some pre-nursery school teachers could make these common mistakes that should be avoided at all costs since they do more harm to the kids.
Mistake 1: Taking the kids on a tour of the entire school
There are some pre-nursery school teachers who believe that they should take the kids around on a school tour on their first day itself since they feel it is a good tradition. These teachers also feel that the kids are going to love the experience. They are of the view that kids should be aware of where all things are and get familiar with the school staff. But, if you think carefully, pre-nursery school kids need not tour the entire school on the first day itself.
While the older children in a school need to get familiar with the entire school since they need to go to the playground, cafeteria or library all by themselves, pre-nursery kids will be accompanied by adult staff wherever they go. So, they can explore these places later on when they have to visit it for the first time. There is no point teaching the kids all the important touch points in the school when they do not even know how to keep quiet or stand in a queue.
Mistake 2: Teaching pre-nursery kids an important theme on the first week
The kids should not be taught any serious topics on their first week in a pre-nursery school. It is rather more important to get them familiar with the procedures. Instead of making some prints, for instance, it is more important that learn how to use colors and then the procedure for cleaning it. They need to know how to hold their scissors, technique for using glue, how to form a queue how to sit quietly in a classroom and interact with other kids in the class, So, when some teachers make the mistake of teaching lessons to kids rather than training them on procedures, they might regret it later.
Mistake 3: Overlook the fact that this is the first learning experience for kids
Some teachers in pre-nursery schools forget that the kids are still quite small. While some of them could be coming from a childcare setup, for many children, this is their first experience of sitting in a classroom. It a big change from their usual routine since they cannot watch television whenever they want or sleep as per their wish among other things.