Located in Nibley, Utah

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Week 1: All About Me!

The first week of preschool was great.  The kids and I spent time getting to know each other and the classroom routine.  We focused a lot on our similarities and differences.  We played games to help us get to know each others' names, and worked on recognizing our own names.
This was a game in which the kids could choose from an assortment of face shapes, eyes, noses, and mouths to make different people.  We did this on a day when we talked about our features, and they had a lot of fun with it.
Making creations with "terrific trash"
Busy using fine motor skills, which will help them write in the future.
Lots of social interaction going on, which is one of the most important things kids learn in preschool.

My own little girl thinks she is a part of the class!
So proud of her play-dough creation!
This little guy is the only boy in the class, but it doesn't seem to bother him.  I think his favorite color is black.  It's what he always chooses!
This group of kids LOVES sensory activities like play-dough and painting.  They also enjoy making crafts with "terrific trash"; egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, packing peanuts, etc.  They get so creative!  Not only does this help them use thier creativity, but also practice fine motor skills that will be vital for when they start writing.   They are a great group of kids, and I look forward to getting to know them even better!

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