Friday, October 8, 2010

preschool corner

Oct3_Lake3

It was a good week. It always takes Anna some time to “recover” after travel and return to the routine, so I haven’t been pushing her much. She is a thinker and needs time to digest her experiences. She is still reluctant to go to her preschool in the morning, but she is very happy with her day when I pick her up. Her theme in preschool was People, and they did some interesting global art projects – totems (Anna called them tatoos), hieroglyphic boards, etc. We didn’t have any set theme at home – most of the time Anna wanted to “just play”, but somehow we ended up with a pretty crafty week.

Oct5_StickyMosaic

Math. A friend of mine gave us this “stick by number” mosaic some time ago, and I thought that it’s a bit too involved for Anna considering her usual attention span when small pieces are involved. She spied it on the shelf and asked for it. To my surprise she was absolutely absorbed in this project and very interested in doing it right. Maybe I should try coloring by number again and see if she is more interested in this kind of activities than she was a few months ago when I tried it last.

Oct2_Painting

Arts and Crafts. We painted more than we usually do – this is the project that Anna did with her papa. She was making a screen for card games, so now she can hide her cards behind the screen. She learned to play “Go Fish” this week, and we played it every day. She also made an autumn headband, StArt project for Big Momma Makes the World and played a few rounds of “Simon draws” with me.

Oct4_Cookies1

Practical life. I am sure that Anna’s favorite activity this week was baking cookies. She loves baking. Strangely, she barely ate any cookies – apparently they are only appealing to her directly from the oven. As she put it to me, I don’t really like eating them, I only like making them. Well, I guess she can stay slim her whole life without any effort then :)

I am linking this post to Preschool Corner hosted by Homeschool Creations.

10 comments:

Christy said...

It always takes a while for my kids to recover from vacations too.

It sounds like you had a great week.

Collin loves those sticky mosaic by number crafts. Reagan is hot and cold with them - she gets bored and usually Collin finishes what she started!

The girl who painted trees said...

Wish my daughter felt that way about cookies. She'd eat them all I think if I let her!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I'm amazed at the stick by numbers craft - that does look very detailed for her age. How neat that she liked it!

Ticia said...

shield by numbers card is a brilliant idea for card games, so need to do that.

Kim said...

Great crafty week! I like the idea of the screen for cards. Can't believe she doesn't eat the cookies. Crumpet will suck down sweets before we know they were there...

MaryAnne said...

My kids don't really eat cookies or cake - they mostly just like making them. I wish I could say the same for myself...

That stick by number activity looks neat, and I bet Emma would enjoy it. I should look for one, it might help her with numbers too.

What is "Simon draws"?

Debbie said...

Great idea to make a screen to hide her cards behind, I never thought of that for Selena. We will have to give it a try.

Joyful Learner said...

We tried the stick by numbers at a friends house sometime last year and JC LOVED it! I've been meaning to get some. I think it's great for fine motor skills and attention to details!

Infant Bibliophile said...

I'd never heard of stick by numbers. I wonder if she'd like the "biggie" perler beads. We've never tried them.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

It always takes us a while to recover from vacations too--the whole family! They are fun though:-).

Anna seems to really enjoy being in the kitchen. That's a cute picture of her too.