Monday, January 11, 2010

Back At Last

Back at Last - I know that is how a lot of you are feeling right now as you enjoy that quiet , peaceful solitude at home ( Well, maybe not Ellen since Anna was not here today! ) I too, am so glad we are back at last. I missed my little buddies and their insight into the world. You know, it is refreshing to watch a child as they do something for the first time or ask a question about something that we take for granted. And whether I like it or not, I am a routine person. Like a four year old I like to know " what comes next" and our days are pretty mapped out during preschool.

Today we talked more about winter. We brought in our little cups of green water to see what had happened to them. The ice that had formed was already beginning to melt but we did get to see the ice. The large one had the biggest piece of ice!

Dillion .... who needs manipulatives when you can strengthen
those fine motor skills with rocks. !

It took Rosanna a while today to warm up but when she did... look at that grin!
Randy explaining 45's to the kids.
Writing on the marker board Randy attached to the fence.
Do you think they will find us in here?
Outside play and working on those gross motor skills! ( large muscle )
More large muscle work shoveling rocks.
Whitlee enjoying the bouncie ball.
The warm up made the kids want to spring clean their play house.
Clara, the musician

Some other experiences we had today were snowflake matching, fake snow in the sensory table and a game of Eric Carles 1,2,3.


  1. Can Randy please post an explanation of a 45 for me?? =)

  2. 45 records...... look beside him.

  3. I love your snowflake matching and snow sensory table. What a great classroom you run!

  4. The snowflake game will be in my "to make" folder, thanks for the inspiration Ms.Debbie

    Be Blessed today

  5. Glad to see you back Ms Debbie!! I too need a routine and was lost the week I had no kids!! The kids looked like they had a great time outside!! I love your music cans... I think my neighbors would kill me, but I have always wanted to add a musical wall to the yard.

  6. I also love the matching snowflake on juice lids game! My grandma used to save those for me so I have hundreds! I am making that tonight!

  7. Michelle, The kids love the little music garden that Randy created for them. There are a couple other things you cant see there. In the summer Randy and I are also childrens musician and travel doing 50 -60 concerts. So.. much of our day has music integrated.