While exploring the pond in the sensory table, preschool students can pretend to be ducks. They can place a plastic baggy on their hands and pretend to wade and swim in the sensory table water like a duck’s webbed feet. This activity will give the students a sense of what a duck’s webbed feet might be like.
“If we don’t get out of the boat, we’ll never walk on water.” How many times have we said we will do or start something when we are ready? We say it all the time. During the Christmas holidays, we often say we will get together with someone else after the holidays, when things slow …View full post
Join me as I participate in the 2016 readings for Lent, beginning February 10, 2016. Click this Lent readings to see the readings each day. I got a head start on the February 10 reading and found it a fascinating study on Luke 1 about the announcement of Elizabeth’s pregnancy and Mary’s pregnancy. Mary, then, …View full post
Do you ever have those days when you feel you have to guess what to do? Are you guessing about decisions? We are never alone in the decision-making process. We have someone who knows what to do and is just waiting for our questions. Think of holding a small rock in one hand and asking …View full post
What do you do for release, to relieve stress? Life happens, the grass is not always green, and things do not always go our way. We must all find ways to deal and cope with stressful situations or we will explode and snap at others. For me, my release is running. Thank you to my …View full post
This is a great gross motor activity to get the body moving — and not get wet from real water puddles. We placed large squares of aluminum foil on the floor to represent water puddles. The preschool students jumped from puddle to puddle. They had a great time, got lots of exercise, and did not have to change their clothes or wait for their shoes and socks to dry when they were finished.
Here is an update on the preschool experiment to add color to white flowers. We added red food coloring to water in the jar. We cut off the ends of the flower stems and placed them down into the water jar.
Later that afternoon and the next morning, we were able to see red spots and streaks in the white flower petals.
During our spring theme week, the preschool students worked on spring cleaning the classroom. They used papertowels sprayed with soapy water to wash and dust all the shelves and tables and chairs. They even got down on the floor to wipe down the baseboards. Some of the students loved sprucing up their classroom and almost went overboard with their jobs. It was nice to see them being so helpful and taking such good pride in their classroom environment. I wonder if some of them can be hired out?! LOL.