I was unsure about what to expect going to St. Mary's for the first time. Being able to observe at first, then being able to jump in the activities made it easier to see how an average day goes. The children at St. Mary's seemed so excited for us to be there. This made me feel welcomed, and excited to interact with the kids. I learned that it is extremely important to make sure you are on the child's level when speaking to them. This is so they don't feel intimidated by you. Also, learning how to just go along with their own rules while playing with them is key.
I had a great time and am looking forward to going back again!