Today we spent welcoming the most recent member to our Lil’ Caboose family. He is 4 years old with lots of energy and curiosity, he will be with me 5 days a week. His photos will not be appearing on the BLOG. So, again, we did a lot around our new child, getting him used to where things are located, a fire drill, he selected his chair for snacks and lunch etc. Then was craft time. We did painting, lots of crafts, even dancing, then fun play in the Daycare room. Then played outside, until the rain hit. He was here yesterday as well, so he got very familiar with our “Play ground” as he calls it, because we were outside all day, and he had a great day, both days. And today he had a friend here to play with. “K” was here and the baby. “K” was a good friend and showed him the “Ropes” and what she likes to play with. She is always a big help with the baby too. (As a side note, my 12 year old daughter took the craft pictures for me today). After the school kids arrived there was “Princess” play, dancing, and trampoline. “A” even showed off what a wonderful craft she created at School. “J” and “A” played frozen, their newest imaginary play. It is great to watch them have so much fun. Another great day!! Enjoy the pictures.
Welcome “JP” My 3 this morning
We had a new friend that joined us today “JW”. He attends Kindergarten so he is only with us half days. While he is at school learning, we are here learning. We began our day reading many books, that the children chose. So many different types of stories. Since not everyone was dressed for the outside snow we did some snow activities inside. We did one learning activity and three new activities/Crafts. We started off with the “Pre-school” learning portion. I broke out the tracing cards that have all different shapes on them and the children practiced tracing different shapes with a crayon on the boards. Next we all made a Snowflake. The kids did a good job of using the scissors, just needed a little help. Then I mixed up paint and water, went outside and brought back a bowl of snow. The children all scooped the snow and piled it on their papers, even packed it down. We went over what colors we were using (the kids chose the colors), I added paint brushes and they set off painting their snow piles. They loved this and wanted to do it over and over, they could not understand why they couldn’t take their creations home though. Our fourth planned activity was “Ice Skating” on the carpet. I put wax paper on the children’s feet and they slipped and slid around the carpet. It wasn’t quite as slippery as I expected, and the kids weren’t all sure on how to shuffle their feet either, but did do some slipping. We did both fine motor and large motor skills today and had lots of fun doing them. We moved down to the play room, where there were a couple new toys to play with, they were a big hit too. Once “JW” got here we had lunch and went back down so he could have some fun in the play room before )and after) rest time. He had a blast, so many choices.
PARENTS: PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND SNOW PANTS so we can go outside and play!!
“JW” our newest friend at Lil’ Caboose