Wednesday, September 30, 2009

drummin'

Here is the video...for some reason only the picture posted before.... video

Friday, September 18, 2009

bubbles.....

I put the bubbles out today....




I found these gloves at target....I knew the boys would love them!!





Thursday, September 17, 2009

around the room....

The kids are really loving these tubes! I will have to put some out in the water bin.


Here is a shot from the back of the 'messy' room.....


Bryan loves the busses!.....People in...people out....Bryans best buddy Dylan came to join the fun.....Lexi washed this ball for about 30 minutes......It can get pretty slippery!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Carrots had babies.....

Our bunny Carrots, had babies. 6 of them. They were all dead. I think she was too young. There was no nest or anything.
I showed the kids. They wondered what we were going to do with them. "let's bury them" "Are you going to put them in the garbage?" Olivia wanted to set them on the Hay bail so that they could eat when they got bigger. "They are dead honey, they won't wake up." "Can I touch it?" ....."um...sure." So we touched them. they were cold. they were stiff. they didn't move. Olivia said, "Can we squeeze them?"
Dylan said, "Yeah, theyre dead"
Olivia was very fascinated with them. If I had the guts (no pun intended) I would let them dysect the little guys.
"Soooooo, what should we do with them?"
and after touching them and realizing they were dead, Jackson said we should eat them.
Olivia replied "Yeah let's have them for lunch...but we have to cook them first!" Smart girl.
Don't worry....I could never cook the bunnies.

Around the room......

Cornstarch and water...and some color. This is a favorite. Sometimes I just put out the cornstarch and water and let them mix...but today I had it all set up, even with color. Olivia and Jackson were the first ones to try it out. "What do I do?"....that question for some reason is always asked. I am not sure why they ask because I always say the same thing...."what do you want to do?" "Touch it!" "Okay...touch it" "But I don't want to...." "So what do you need"....which is a question I am learning to say more often.....She said "I need a stick!" So I got a wooden spoon and that seemed to work. "Wheres my spoon?" asked Jackson....so I went and got another one....and another one......


At the table behind the cornstarch were baby food jars filled with watercolor paint, crayons, and paper. Kelly thought it would be a good idea to bring some of the color into the starch....At the big blue table I set out paper and pie tins with different colors of paint. I put one car into the tin...and waited. Quincy (of course) loved this spot. He picked out all sorts of cars, trains, and even a person. "LOOK ANNIE!!! FOOTPRINTS!!!" "your right Quinn...footprints"Can you see the sound that a big person makes stomping on the paper with green feet?The watercolor table.....I love the look of the watercolor pictures. I also love that Alayna likes to mix the colors.....There are now beans in the sensory bin.....There are scoops and small containers but Quinn had a better idea.....He brought over the tubes....."ANNIE!!!! It goes through!!!He tries to make it longer....it didn't work and he moved on to something else....maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to School....

Today we read a book about hands and throughout the book there were painted handprints. Soooo, if you give a kid a book with handprints all over it, chances are he will want to paint his hands......Jackson LOVED how the paint felt...and he loved slamming his hand down on the table with a big splat!Dylan wanted to wear cool sunglasses while painting himself.We had a goodbye party for Connor. Ice cream sundae's. We will miss you so much Connor but I know you will have such fun adventures at your new Preschool and we will be excited to hear all about it when you come visit to pick up your brother!Jackson and Anna were feeding everyone....Dylan and Bryan were riding around on the xylophones....they were giggling up a storm.Korina finds a semi quiet spot to read to Olivia and Quinn....The sensory table is filled with Red, Yellow, and Blue pasta with yellow plastic mice cups....Red, Blue, and Yellow at the Easle.....Gluing Red, Yellow, and Blue objects to make a collage.....There are pastas, shapes, and little buses.
Mixing colors at the light table.....