turn taking is tricky. especially when the board moves and then the people fall. especially when it’s hard to remember who goes next. especially when the pile of cards keeps falling down. especially when arms aren’t long enough to reach the pile of cards.
thank you, tape. thank you, cup.
candyland has gotten a bit easier.
well, they look more like monsters. i didn’t plan for them to be realistic groundhogs, but these REALLY don’t look the part.
a piece of fake fur, google eyes on a clothespin so you can take your groundhog monster with you. happy day.
more thrifted wooden pieces, a bit of pipe cleaner, a jingle bell, watercolors and GLITTER!
we used a couple of techniques to get glitter on: glue and shaking it on and dipping the wet paint bell in a cup of glitter. both worked fine.
and yes, we have glitter all over the room (and i am guessing in back packs and homes too).
we are on the last three days before christmas vacation. preschoolers will go home with plates of homemade cookies from church friends, many projects they’ve been saving, and a little gift from the teachers. here is the color version of the gift tag:
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can you do this?
we love you!
so thankful for the gifts that have been showing up at preschool this week.
i had the children help think of things they wished we had at preschool and we put the items that i think would be under $15 on post-it notes. families are in no way obligated and i don’t talk to the children about it, it is simply an option for the adults.
more photos to come…thank you, families!
technically, these are geoboards. but we call them rubber band boards. they are a well liked activity.
a great opportunity to create in the abstract. this is a rocket ship:
expect to spend a lot of clean up time finding wayward rubber bands (or pieces of them) around the room. that is when i announce “rubber band rescue!”
we have a wonderful tradition of an end-of-the-year-graduation-and-celebration.
now comes the cleaning and the sorting, we’re moving our preschool back to it’s original location…
there are oodles of projects not shared here….more to come.
when i say EARTH DAY, you say EVERY DAY!
we were graced with beautiful weather and moved as many of our preschool activities outside as we could.
earlier in the week we did a two-part project of painting earths.
first the children painted green land masses (VERY tricky to not paint the whole plate green!).
later in the day we added in blue water AROUND the green land.
and since it is X week and we are looking for treasure all week, some glitter was added.
this planet really is a treasure.
happy earth day 2009.
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earth day 2010 here.
look at our wheat…photo taken exactly one week from planting.
since it comes from organic wheat seed, we nibble on it. some kids ate quite a bit, tearing it off or actually getting scissors.
it is surprisngly sweet after you chew it a bit.
and wow, look at this:
no mystery left here.