hum “i’m a little teapot” and then use these words:
i’m a volcano wide and tall (arms wide, then tall):
i am so strong, i will not fall (show big arm muscles).
when i am ready you will see (crouch down and tremble):
lava bursting out of me (jump up and use arms as exploding lava):
more than half of our current preschoolers were here last year and had ms. viliya as a teacher.
with limited success, we skyped each other. it was nice to see a glimpse of each other and hear that familiar voice.
after all, i is for indonesia!
i’ve started bringing some of my home playmobil pieces to preschool. we’ve had good luck keeping them in their own space. no lost pieces yet.
it is encouraging for me to watch children play with teeny tiny pieces in slow and small movements.
i made a photocopy of some items for the children to match. oh, they like this.
for ice week, i brought the ice bergs.
i was surprised at the strong desire for flags. straws, labels and crayons suited just fine.
i’m not sure who is more excited….them or me.
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i told my preschool classes i would post photos of the fire we made inside an “igloo” in our yard two winters ago.
we gathered the snow from around the yard (under trees where it hadn’t melted: a corner of the lean-to roof still in shade, under the trampoline…), dropped it all into a big mound,
dug out a hole with a hoe,
used the handle to make a “chimney” vent,
had sally bring us the fire starters,
and built. a. fire.
it didn’t melt!
it was magical.
then we came out after supper with blankets and jammies.
if we get enough snow at preschool, we’ll do it! you can at home, too!
two sheets and some duct tape made a cozy igloo for the week.
inside were “cold weather” books and more white sheets.
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labels as “ice blocks” from the thrift shop were stuck on pre-cut igloo shaped paper.
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we used lots of glue and white things to make a big igloo. once dry it found a home at circle time with some big books. the children moved white sheets over to cover up in snow. : )
add a duct tape strap if too many rock start moves are happening, nearly breaking the instrument.
friday morning jam session using real instruments: ukulele, accordian and hands
my valentine to preschoolers this year was an i spy bottle.
inside there are white beans, heart beads, mini valentine erasers, jewels and mirrors.
plus a secret message.
i’m counting on the preschoolers leaving the bottles taped up tightly! : )