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Grammy's preschool

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Since we are done with our intro to the alphabet for the year (Lucy and Sophia are only 3 and 2) and our St. Patrick's Day and Easter fun, I chose an ocean theme for us to center our activities around for the next few weeks.
We live near the beach and will take a field trip there if it ever warms up enough.
Today we counted and sorted Lucy's sea shell collection about ten different ways.
Then I read a few non-fiction books about the ocean (very quick read),
followed by 'The Rainbow Fish', one of my favorite children's books, which teaches the importance of sharing (these two have a lot to learn about that!).
Then we made our very own Rainbow Fish.
Here's Lucy's:

They turned out so cute- lots of prep for me but they were totally involved in the project- most especially the glue and the glitter!
A fun but tiring day- only 3500 steps on my Fitbit- no way I'm going to the gym and it's even too cold and windy for a walk for me.
I'll make up for it tomorrow.
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AJDOVER1 5/2/2013 6:34PM

    Yes! This is it! One of my original sources of inspiration.

I'd love to be a student at your special pre-school!

Thanks for sharing this Spark Journey with me! Let's be healthy!
Hugs,
Aurlie

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BAKER1009 4/15/2013 7:04AM

    That's so awesome! I'm trying to do some preschool like activities with my 4 yo son. He'll turn 5 in time to start kindergarten in the fall, but I don't think he's ready. So mommy preschool it is!

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ROSEWCI 4/15/2013 5:43AM

    How fun! EnJOY!!!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 4/4/2013 10:32PM

    Love the way you enjoy your time with them!!

Very kewl rainbow fish!!
:)

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HIPPICHICK1 4/4/2013 10:21PM

    Nice job with the kids Teacher!
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_UMAMI_ 4/4/2013 8:10PM

    I miss those days when mine were little(r)!

I can't wait to be a fit n' fabulous Grandma like you! (I'll probably be in my 70's, though!!)

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MOMGETSSPARK 4/4/2013 10:56AM

    Love the Rainbow fish! I teach preschool and every child just loves glitter. I don't what it is about it, but they love it. That and mixing shaving cream and glue and then blobbing it on and after it dries they can stick there fingers in it. We made green eggs and ham and the white of the eggs was that shaving cream mixture. The kids loved it. I so enjoy my little ones and glad you enjoy yours!!! What a wonderful Grandma.

I find the kids love doing sand art as well where they put glue all over the page and then using colored sand make a picture. I usually have goldfish crackers and small shells for them to add. They love it!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 4/4/2013 6:19AM

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DOOBRIE 4/4/2013 4:03AM

    Love it!

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NEW-CAZ 4/4/2013 2:51AM

    Liz that's a wonderful idea and I bet the wee ones enjoyed every minute with Gran!
You're creating memories for them that they'll look back on and appreciate in later years.......and probably echo them with their kids/grand kids!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/4/2013 12:22AM

    sounds like fun

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BOOKAPHILE 4/3/2013 10:39PM

    What a great Grammy! Those kids will cherish being the focus of your attention. They'll learn a lot, too. You are investing in their lives. What a great investment!

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WATERMELLEN 4/3/2013 10:01PM

    What a super school you run: so much planning, so many great memories too. You are all lucky!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/3/2013 9:26PM

    Precious!

The gym can wait, the memories are priceless. How wonderful that you can share your considerable talents with these lucky little girls!

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MARITIMER3 4/3/2013 8:34PM

    Love the rainbow fish. You're an amazaing grandmother, and the children are very lucky to have so much individual attention.
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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 4/3/2013 7:54PM

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EDWARDS1411 4/3/2013 7:03PM

    A very full, but fun day - great fish!

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/3/2013 7:02PM

    I always loved doing beach themes when I taught! So many things to do and, of course, the kids love it. Rainbow Fish--good book!

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KARENLEIGH32 4/3/2013 6:55PM

    There were several days here like that, I jogged through my apartment!

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BEECHNUT13 4/3/2013 6:52PM

    Wanna watch mine? ;)

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GOING-STRONG 4/3/2013 6:46PM

    What a nice Gramma you are! That sort of stuff takes a lot of energy. I understand why you are tired.

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