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Christian Nelson sits in the rocking chair while his teacher Alicia LaVigne

Christian Nelson sits in the rocking chair while his teacher Alicia LaVigne takes a picture for his backpack hook on Wednesday.

Christian Nelson joined several dozen new pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Meadowlark Elementary for the kinder camp the week before school started. The kids explored the school and got a chance to get to know their teachers and classmates before the school filled up on day one. 

Christian Nelson listens as one of his classmates answers a question

Christian Nelson listens as one of his classmates answers a question on Wednesday. The kids practiced sitting criss cross applesauce and holding their hands in their lap but it was one of the more challenging lessons of the morning.

Christian Nelson makes a face at himself in the mirror

Christian Nelson makes a face at himself in the mirror while the class learns about how to use the bathroom and the best way to wash their hands afterward on Wednesday. The kids practiced washing their hands so they could make sure to stay clean at school this year.

Alicia LaVigne works with the kids to learn how to use the bathroom

Alicia LaVigne works with the kids to learn how to use the bathroom attached to their classroom. They learned that the loud toilet wasn't a scary sound and how to wash their hands properly before coming back to class. 

Christian Nelson is beginning his first year of school

Christian Nelson is beginning his first year of school this year in the pre-kindergarten on Wednesday. The kids learned a variety of things on the first day like how to sit on a rug together and listen.

Alicia LaVigne works with her prekindergarten class to read clues

Alicia LaVigne works with her prekindergarten class to read clues to learn about the different rooms in the school on Wednesday. All of the kindergarten classes used the clues to take a tour around the school and learn about different resources they have and how they can access them.

Christian Nelson reaches high above his head to grab his sound bubble

Christian Nelson reaches high above his head to grab his sound bubble and put it in his mouth to be quiet on Wednesday. The class pulled bubbles into their mouths and had to stay quiet so that they didn’t pop their bubble.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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