We have a paint table that stays out all the time. I havent had paint on the table yet this year. I didnt think we were ready for free range with so many art materials yet. Today we used red paint to paint apples. We ended up with a few apples and a lot of papers entirely covered in red ! That is ok. That is how we learn. It’s like a game of ” lets cover every inch of the paper.” Next week I will have paint on the table so the children can use it freely and without the guidance of hearing me say ” Lets paint an apple.”
During circle time today we looked at a large print story about apples. Children love fiction stories and I think they are great for stimulating little imaginations but non-fiction ( factual ) stories are great too !
OK take a little side trip with me here.
I struggle with that terminology to use when I am blogging about the kids… the chidren.. the kiddos…. my little friends….. the short ones…. munchkins .
Professionally , I should call them children.
Some days they feel like children. Some days the feel like kids. Some days…. do you see what I mean ?
Please know that I just blog exactly what I feel or think for the day….. and when I say the little squirts know that it is a term of endearment and that I really am professional.
Children to me… feels like someone that I dont know.
I love these kids. I mean, I love these children.
Hmm.. Ok, enough of that rambling.
Another thing we did in circle time today was a color hunt. SInce we have talked about red, green and yellow apples I asked them each to find something yellow ( green or red ) and bring it back to circle time. It was a great success ! One of our friends came to circle time with an item of the wrong color and I heard one of his little friends say ” That is green. Here, let me help you…” This was the best part of my day. ( Liz.. it was Josyln, Take a bow for raising a caring little girl. )