Our little ones had another great day. We played together, painted, and launched rockets! What more could you ask for in a day at preschool?
During art the children painted pictures of the arctic. They imagined what it would look like if there was snow everywhere. We even added some glitter glue to bring a touch of sparkle to our work. The children are doing well holding their paint brushes with a more proper grip and trying to squeeze all the glitter glue out of their respective tubes was also a great fine motor challenge.
When the year started back in September not one of the Owls was three yet. We have been working hard on independence. In September, as a whole, we couldn't use the restroom without help, couldn't clean up after ourselves, and definitely couldn't open our own lunches. What a difference a few months makes! The kiddos have made great strides in their independence. Except for an occasional button most of the children are independent in the bathroom, we are much better about helping clean up toys and our own personal messes at snack and lunch, and more independent about opening our own lunch boxes, baggies, drinks, and applesauces. The children feel empowered and proud when they can do for themselves. The smile on their face when they have accomplished something they didn't think they could do is priceless.
We finished out the day with a bang! The children decorated their own rockets and we headed outside to launch them. Our rockets were safe and harmless but packed an exciting end to the day. We used old film canisters, filled them partially with warm water, added half an Alka-Seltzer tablet and placed them on the ground cap side down. As the Alka-Seltzer begins to bubble the gases build up in the canister eventually sending it airborne. This reaction happens pretty quick so getting a picture was tricky. It was a lot of fun and something I will have to keep on hand to try again.
Looking forward to more fun next week! Our room will be transformed into an ice cream shop! Yummy!
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.