Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back to school....

Back to school! We have 2 new little people joining us...WELCOME!
This is how our room is set up this week...we have a new table in the block area that will host a variety of things. Right now the train is set up for Dawson...it is his last week, and the train is his favorite. Dawson is going to stay home with his Mama and new little brother.This is our new Fort. It has a little table so the kids can climb up but for some reason that is not in the picture. There is a little window on the side for them to play puppet show, peek-a-boo, or whatever they like.Here is the Math center....this week we are counting cookies (to go along with our book 'if you take a mouse to school') and there are some school bus puzzles. Our circle time spot. Time is a very difficult concept for children to understand. At circle we talk about yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We chant the days of the week, the ABC's and we count the numbers. We talk about the weather and the kids look outside to see what is happening. We sing songs (ones we know and ones that relate to our theme) We count on the flannel board and have stories. This is where we come together as a group, talk, and get to know each other better.
We were making mice today....but mostly squeezing out glue. I set on the table 1/2 circles, eyeballs, buttons, and yarn. They just had fun gluing!
Red, Blue, and yellow, are the colors around the room right now. The sensory tub is filled with red, blue, and yellow noodles. Scooping is cool.
The light table has egg cartons with red, blue, and yellow colored water. I love the 'Colorations liquid watercolors' from http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/ . I use them to color my noodles, rice, stamp pads, playdough, and all sorts of stuff.






3 comments:

Dan, Cicely and Quincy! said...

Yay! Thanks Annie! I love to see all the things Quincy is doing each day!It makes me happy to know he is being well cared for!

Nothing Too Fancy... said...

Wow Annie! I searched for "In Home Care" in google and there you were! I am a private nanny and your posts can be a tremendous resource for me! Thanks for doing what you do!

Anonymous said...

What a fun, happy environment for your these children. Thanks for sharing.