In Foundation 1, we encourage the children to gain independence in many ways throughout each day. This includes washing and drying their hands, getting their snack bag, putting on their shoes and getting changed for swimming lessons. The children are also beginning to help their peers, by passing their classmate a paper towel after washing their hands or helping them put their shoes on.
In class we have routines which the children have learnt to follow, allowing them to know and understand what is happening next, further helping with developing their independence. These expectations are discussed during morning circle and throughout the day with prompts to remind the children that they can achieve a great deal by themselves.