Classroom settings are environments that reflect our community in a meaningful way. At the start of a new year, we take time to explore classroom learning areas together as children are developing friendships with one another. We introduce ourselves to each other and learn each others names.We establish, review, and implement practices that keep us healthy and safe, such as classroom expectations, the daily routine, pedestrian safety, personal hygiene, and nutrition. These practices also help us learn more about ourselves and others, and we celebrate the similarities and differences among us. Building a strong sense of community in our classrooms is a value to us.