>The kids were greeted this morning by all kinds of new things to explore on the table. We had tiny jet airplanes to count and sort. A new 25 piece puzzle that three of the kids DID PUT TOGETHER TODAY! YAHOO~ about 75 little match box cars that they can sort, count, stack. It was funny , I didnt even really suggest what to do with them and they automatically started sorting them into colors. There are also new lacing beads that are shaped like cars , boats ,etc….
Circle time was great. I introduced the unit ” transportation” and the kids made a few guesses at what it meant. Gavin said ” travel” and I was really proud of him. That isnt a common word for preschoolers to use ! We took our chart paper and I wrote land, air and water on it and as they brainstormed different ways we could ” go places”, we put them into a category.
Air – rockets, airplanes, helicopters, parachutes, gliders They said birds , like Diego, but I explained that really can only happen on TV. 🙂
Land – They said the obvious ones but were quite inventive as well. Some others were stroller, Honda,digger …
Sea – Boats , submarines, turtles – wait … that is another TV idea!
One funny thing was someone said umbrella and I said, ” an umbrella can’t take you places, can it? ” Adam replied, ” yes, it can if it is windy!” But, he is also the little one that told me his mom said Yellow on a stop light means go faster… Lacey?
It has been a good day. I think they will enjoy this week !