Yesterday was our final day in the classroom for the three's. I had planned on this fun day outside, goofing off and enjoying ourselves. Well, Mother Nature had a different plan. Yes, it rained--actually poured a couple of times. Oh well, the children still had fun day.
I didn't have any formal plans, just some fun things out around the room. I did have one new activity which I thought they would really like, I actually set it up at two tables. I had a bag of "Bright Nuudles" from Discount School Supply. I have actually had them for quite a while. They are one of those things you have in your supply closet, but always forget are there? I pulled them out yesterday.
The nuudles are made so that if you get them damp, they stick together and you can build all types of creations. Be careful, don't get them too wet or they will dissolve. I had some bowls with damp sponges in them and I showed the children how they would stick together and what they could do with them. Surprisingly, the children didn't spend as much time there as I thought they would. The nuuddles worked just as they said they would. As soon as they were damp, they would stick together--and they held really well too. We did have our fair share of disintegrated nuudles, but nothing I didn't expect.
Most of the day, the children enjoyed the staples of the room: our fire trucks, blocks, the vet center, and dress up. We did have a very nice day. It was quiet and uneventful, a peaceful way to go out.
I also want to publicly thank my afternoon class for the wonderful gift. It will be put to GOOD use. And those roses, just gorgeous. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Oh yeah, I wanted to share with some moms out there if you were looking for a quick gift for friends, our crafty mom of the group--you know who you are--sent a great gift home with the children. She had bought a beach ball for each one and attached a note that said, "Over the summer I hope you have a ball. If you want to play please give me a call." Then she included the child's name and phone number. I thought it was a cute idea. (Thanks too for the great snack--it was wonderful at lunch.)
So to all the Cedarville Family I hope your summer is fun. I know I'll see most of you on Thursday at our picnic, but just in case I don't, I want you to know that I'm thinking of you!