Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Welcome Milestones Preschoolers 2012-13!
After successful transitions from parents, making play dough was our first order of preschool business that we engaged in together . . .
We each get a turn pouring in ingredients.
Colin added the water . . .
There is just something about play dough - its squishy and colorful and can take the form of whatever we want; pizza, a birthday cake, our hand print! And it's the best when we make it ourselves.
Not only lots of sensory fun, the play dough AND the tools we use with it work our hand muscles to develop for future fine motor tasks!
Then when we have had enough for the day, we clean up.
A little book perusing . . .
Our coordinated kiddos are already tackling the teeter totter!
We planted some Mums to beautify the entrance to the preschool - everyone helped!
We end our day with a story and a talk about the things we did. One day we read, Where's the Green Sheep, by Mem Fox. And then we played a game, looking for the Green Sheep around our room.
There he is!
We had some wonderful block building happen Wednesday where the kids worked together, conversing animately and working out how to build (or knock down) their tower.
We also read and re-enacted the familiar nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty . . .
A wonderful first week!