l is for legoland

when we bring out the legos, it makes sense to me that keeping them in tubs or on shelves isn’t practical.


especially when there is a certain blue piece with a curvy edge that has to be found.


so this year i set out a couple of area rugs and called them “legoland.”  this is where we kept the legos.


when it was time to clean up at the end of the week and going outside to run and scream was really what we were ready for, tossing the legos in was a great compromise.


p is for pretty plates

p is for pretty plates by you.

quite simple and using several media, we made pretty plates.

p is for pretty plates

rick rack, lace, crayons, glitter and paper hearts.

p is for pretty plates by you.

the lace and rick rack pushed and pulled through the holes.

p is for pretty plates by you.

learning how to tie a knot.

p is for pretty plates

getting excited about p-p-p-pink and p-p-p-purp-p-p-ple (p sounds).

p is for pretty plates

adding layers of glitter.

p is for pretty plates

using them to sing our alphabet song

(we sang “p is for pretty plate” instead of “p is for peanut” like our alphabet card shows)

p is for pretty plates

oh my, they are pretty.

d is for dream clouds

brought to you by the friday morning class:


these are cloud shaped posterboard pieces that each child lined in cottonballs after sharing their dream. we listened to parts of dr. king’s “i have a dream” speech and then asked the childen what they wish for.


l is for listen to dr. king

i bought dr. king’s “i have a dream” speech on itunes to use at preschool. i had several photographs of dr. king to show as a slideshow while we listened. we turned off the lights and got quiet. it is a rare occasion to have screen time in preschool, but worth it. i located the places of his speech where he speaks directly about children, first his own then his dream for all children.


one little girl piped up: hey! he’s talking about us!


oh yes he is.

m is for martin on m


with hundreds of tiny photographs of dr. king, preschoolers covered a capital M. First was the work of making a capital M shape with four strips of paper (how clever that it first looked like a lowercase L, then an upside down V, then a crooked capital N, then finally a capital M!).


then choosing and gluing dr. king all over the M. there were three different poses and most children were very specific in which they choose…the smiling one, the thinking one and the listening one (descriptions determined by the TTH class).