I have been a slacker blogger. To all of my followers, I am sorry. I haven't posted since August, but I do have a good excuse!
At the end of August, I began working part-time at Touchstone Community School , ignoring the blog world to put all of my energy into this elementary school's new Preschool classroom. This has been a vessel for all of my creative energy. And the best part is that my daughter joins me every morning for preschool, so we still get to participate together in fun activities!
Such as . . . (Note how easy it is to do these simple activities at home too )
|Propping a pipe found in the back of a storage room on a stool and 'racing' balls, cars, playdough and water|
|Practicing our fine motor skills with poker chips and a baby formula can with a hole cut in the top|
|More fine motor with chop sticks and pom poms|
|Making shadows with an 'old-fashioned' overhead that none of the teachers use because the other classes have smart boards!|
Then in the afternoon, I get to be at home with both Rachel and my son Micah.
Micah has recently discovered the joys of playdough. Some would be reluctant to let their 17 month old play with playdough, but, you know me (plus, it helps that he's not the type of kid that's very interested in putting much in his mouth). What he's been enjoying the most, since he's obsessed with balls, is rolling playdough balls of random sizes that I've made, off the table.
Recently, he discovered the simple joy of sticking pencils in the playdough, taking them out, putting them back in, etc. etc. ! Who needs fancy playdough toys??????
This is an activity that required intense concentration (as can be seen by the tongue at the tip of his lips)
and created happy results!