Saturday, April 30, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
We ended the day playing with our "egg" balloons. They have such a good time. I turn on some fun music, give everyone a balloon, and fun ensues.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The last couple of classes we have been busily preparing for Easter. The children have been putting together Easter baskets in hopes the Easter Bunny will visit and fill them with lots of fun. The three-year-old class made some white bunny baskets, while the Pre-K class made some colorful bunny baskets.
Yesterday we colored eggs in our class. The children love this. I have found that many children don't experience this as often as they used to. We used the wax crayon to make marks on the eggs before we colored them--amazement all around when the eggs came out of the colors and you could see the markings.
The room stunk a bit like vinegar all day, but we had a great time.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Next, I had watercolor paints and spring pictures. We haven't done watercolor trays a lot this year, but they did very well with wetting their brushes and dipping them in the paints. The children created some beautiful masterpieces.
Our craft was a handprint shaped umbrella. I think these turn out cute.
Finally, and most important, the children got to play in the mud. Yes, mud. Now, of course, it wasn't as messy as it could have been. We didn't actually go outside and stomp in the mud. I made some mud with dirt and water in a big bin. Then we added some toys (I would have loved to have worms, but didn't have time to get them). The children wore smocks to play in the mud too so that they didn't go home too much of a mess.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Really!!?? I thought. (Imagine here a big scowl, lip out, foot stamping, maybe even tears--temper tantrum on the way--and that's ME!) I'm just kidding.
Well we still had our trip, it's mostly indoors anyway. And yes, it was beautiful. The flowers were gorgeous, the smells were fantastic, the waterfall and "jungle room" magnificent. The only thing really missing was the sun shining through those big windows and to feel the warmth on our faces.
Hopefully this trip will bring spring to our hearts, minds, and area.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
After the finger paintings dried it was time for the flowers. I had made some flower patterns from some tag board. The children decided what flowers they wanted to trace and cut out. Most of them did very good with the tracing I was impressed. The cutting out of the pattern was a little bit more difficult. I tried to make easy shapes, but I may have overestimated. I told them to just cut the flower out as best as they could, but some are pretty adamant that it is perfect.
When the children had finished cutting out their patterns they went over to our "field" and glued their flowers anywhere they liked. When everyone was finished we hung our work of art on the wall to admire it. They were very proud. It is really quite pretty.