Saturday, April 2, 2011

Preschool ~ Recycling


Our theme this past week was recycling. We were so in our element that, unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to show for it... Anyways, here are some of the things we did:
  • We talked about why it is important to recycle
  • We talked about: REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE and what that means
  • We learned how to identify if something is recycable or not (looking for the little triangle...)
  • We had planned a trip to our recycling center, but an eye infection kept us from actually going. Hopefully, we will get to go soon.
Smiley absolutely LOVED the topic. He was so interested in it and asked a million questions, as always ;) Througout the week, during meal prep and meals he looked at containers, bottles etc. to see if we could recycle them. It's his new job to put all of our recycables in our bin and then take it out with daddy or go to the recycle center to turn in cans/glass/bottles.

Sensory Experiences:

Smiley is a very tactile child. He loves to touch things, feel things, put them in his mouth etc. He loves sensory bins of all sort, and we've been focusing on different sensory experiences quite a bit lately.

Rice Sensory Bin:

Shaving Cream:

He continues to really enjoy puzzles. I got two new ones at a consignment sale recently and he really enjoyed them.

We have been doing a lot of art outside. I love doing art outside and not having to worry about stains :)

We did lots and lots of dot paint projects...
We colored wooden flowers for a spring collage that we are working on...
(why do kids always feel the need to mix all colors together, resulting in a bit brown mess? After two brown flowers, I got smarter and only gave them red and yellow or yellow and blue!)

Smiley stuffed a baby food jar with Easter Basket Grass and then colored the entire thing green, lol.

We reviewed the first several lessons of Carisa's RRSP program. We particualarly focused on the writing part. This was difficult for Smiley when we started (he was 2.5 years old). His fine motor skills have improved dramatically over the past several months and he is, developmentally much more ready now, so we will pick these lessons back up shortly :)

Tot School

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