We are off to a tremendous start! The children had a wonderful day and were throughly engaged in everything we did today. I am amazed that this is the first school experience for these children. They have been pros!
We gave our fine motor hand muscles a workout today. After reading a story about a little boy who used too much glue the children had the opportunity to try their hand at controlling a glue bottle. We repeated the phrase, "Dot, Dot, Not A Lot" over and over. The temptation to squeeze your heart out is strong but the boys and girls did a great job!
The children were also introduced to pipettes. We use these simple science tools all the time! They are a great way to strengthen their pincer grasp which will in turn set them up for great success when holding pencils in the future. The pipettes require just the right amount of pressure to work. The kiddos did amazing! I have never had a group of children pick this skill up so fast! They loved working with them and transferring colored water from one glass to another. Yes, we work with real glass. I feel the children respect the materials more when they know I trust them with the real deal. Some of the children also experimented with pouring the water from one glass to another. A natural progression and one I was happy to see them try. If you are ever looking for something to keep the kids busy for 20 minutes, hand them two glasses and some water and be amazed at their focus.
Looking forward to another exciting week where we welcome the final two Owls to our class. It is going to be a great year!
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.