We're easing into school -- so none of these pictures will be too much of a surprise, but one thing I did last week was to re-introduce and reinforce the routine of
*putting out a blanket,
*carrying the activity tray over with two hands
*setting up and completing the activity
*putting the activity back into the tray and returning the tray to the proper place
*folding the blanket
*putting the blanket away
I want to make sure she has follow-through from the beginning of the activity to the end. Sounds easy, but I didn't do a good job of teaching ED this last year. New beginnings!
|With no official school for DD and LD, DD has been very keen to try and participate in all of ED's activities.|
|Using a hole punch. This was the only picture where you could tell what she was doing since most pictures she had her hand over the hole-puncher!|
|Later in the week I switched the rice activity to a cup measure (white) and 1/4 cup and 1/3 cup. They had to figure out how many orange (or blue) cups would fill up the one-cup measure.|
In the next few days I'll show you our setup in a bit more detail. I'll also explain my over-all plans for ED's preschool schedule this fall.
And now changing subjects... Last week we went to a local farm to pick fruit.
|Here the girls are picking peaches. We loved this wonderful recipe for Southern Peach Cobbler. In fact it was so popular with the kids and our friends that I made it twice (with help from the kids, of course!)|
|Our very close family friends have just moved from central Australia to a house not ten minutes from us. We've been friends since the kids were infants. LD and S skipped off ahead of us to hunt for the blackberries. Cute!|
|We also picked blackberries. They were quite tart, but made a wonderful blackberry jam. Yum!|