The boys and girls had a great time exploring many new activities. We did a lot of counting, cutting and melting today.
The Owl's scissor skills have come a long way! We are pretty much all holding our scissors correctly with little to no correction needed. The children are all able to maneuver both the scissors and what they are cutting at the same time. Long gone is the awkwardness that was present at the beginning of the year. Today I set up a vertical cutting station over the sensory tub. I tied a ton of yarn over the tub and called it "icicles". The children were more than thrilled to cut away at our hanging indoor icicles.
We finished our morning with an icy experiment. The children were each given a block of ice, jar of water, rock salt, granulated salt, a spoon and a pipette. I challenged the boys and girls to see if they could melt their ice with the tools I had provided. They wasted no time diving in. Once they understood what was happening I introduced some spray bottles with colored water and the results were beautiful.
The kids made a fantastic mess but the learning, exploring, risk taking, experimenting, joy, discovery and imagination that accompanied the task was well worth it.
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.