Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whew... Day 2

Day TWO! I won't say that day two was easier but it felt more routine. That is what we spend the first few days ( sometimes MANY days) of preschool doing - learning routines. You can't expect children to walk into a place they have never been and just instinctively know how it all works. I know, you are probably thinking - how hard is it to watch children play. Well... we learn HOW to wash our hands . ( Water, soap, rub until you make good bubbles , rinse and then dry ) and WHEN to wash our hands ( any time we walk in the door, after using the restroom, before and after eating, before and after using playdoh or other sensory materials , if we pick our nose... you get it. ) We wash a LOT ! We learn where our materials go. That teaches independence. It can be overwhelming and personally I don't want to spend my day just spouting RULES.. so we take a little at a time. Today, we added the paint easel. We learned step by step how to paint. There are little steps that make them more successful such as putting on a smock or wiping some of the paint off our brush before we start to paint. After today that center will be available all day - every day . Tomorrow we will learn 3 D art. So, all you recycle people out there, please bring a bag of boxes , cartons, etc... anything you can find that we can tape or glue together to learn how to make art that has height and depth. I love the new placement of our art easel by the sink !

Mom, look ! I am getting married! Malia is our new social butterfly. I like to call kiddos like her the walmart greeter. She greets everyone . Almost always it is with a hug - whether they want it or not. :)

More pictures from our fun day! We had no runners today and EVERYONE is sound asleep at nap. Ah....

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to let you know we watched the orientation DVD...we are excited to see how much more Daniel will learn this year at your school. We want to thank you for everything you've done for our "little guy".