Ms. Tiffany in our Mustang room has got two weeks full of fun! So far we’ve had waffles and our favorite toppings for lunch, we’ve done Picasso and pizza, a glow party, and next week there’s rumor of a Velcro wall at the park! Meanwhile the rest of the preschool is still in full swing! This week we started our first “ice cream day” of the year. Our friendly neighbors at Brain Freeze ice cream truck pull right up to the front of our preschool where each child will use their $1 to buy an ice cream. Every Wednesday!!! Spring fun has just begun.
The weather can be so unpredictable in Nevada at times. It doesn’t surprise us if we have all four seasons in one day. Right now, however, it is winter, and its hitting us hard! As much as we all love outdoor play, we as teachers need to find creative ways to keep kids busy and entertained while they are indoors. Most children, specifically ours, thrive outdoors. We want to keep that same pace of thriving even while they are indoors. A perfect, small example of this is Ms. Nancy, our new mustang teacher, brought buckets of snow into the preschool and placed them on a table as a center. Four kids to this center a time. She filled up spray bottles with water and food coloring so the children could colorfully spray their snow! Easy, fun, and great for fine motor skills. Whereas children are hard attention keepers, we managed to keep their attention with these snow buckets for quite some time. While yes, snow can throw a lot of routine off, we look at it as a good challenge to see what we can do to keep children entertained while they are indoors.