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Day 2 of week 2

Something happened yesterday and I was completely unmotivated for preschool time. I think it was lack of sleep and gloomy weather. I pushed on and talked myself into a craft, some reading, and lots i mean LOTS of coloring and play dough time.
Today I woke up feeling much better and got started on fun right away! We recycled crayon bits this morning using a silicone star mold and a crock pot! It only took about an hour on high for the wax to melt. Once it melted I turned off the crock and let it set for a bit. I then moved the mold into the fridge to completely cool before popping the star crayons out and handing them over to Vera. They got a great big “OH WOW! COLORS!”
We also made a picture of the sun and surrounded it with flower stickers. We had read a book yesterday all about weather and we talked about how sun and rain help flowers grow. So this was our craft reminding us of how the sun helps flowers.
Another craft we tackled was painting a cloud. We used a mixture of shaving cream and glue. After painting a big puffy cloud we laid it out to dry and this morning it was so soft and fluffy feeling! It was so neat! I had no idea it would feel so much like an imaginary cloud.
I think tomorrow we will focus on rain since its in the forecast for our area.

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Our first week

The first week of preschool flew by! We had so much fun each day. Mostly we played and made crafts:)
Some of the activities we did this week included a vegetable collage and reading books about vegetables. We also learned some signs for vegetables like carrot and corn.
We made a homemade sunshine clay that consist of flour, salt, oil and water then used the clay to make a volcano! Once our volcano was dry we set it off with baking soda and vinegar. Vera loved this! Even long after it was done she kept talking about the bubbles:).
Vera played some educational games on our tablets and had some touch screen practice with a stylus. We read TONS of books and talked about each storyWhat is happening on each page?Where is this? What color is that?
Building blocks, coloring, play dough and story time took up most of our days. The weather was off and on sunny but due to an outbreak of ensephylites in our area we chose to stay indoors most days. I hate using bug spray on her but I feel it’s necessary for her health right now but those Mosquitos seem to still find her:( .
Next week is our weather week! I already checked out multiple books from the library all about weather and seasons. I plan on making a “what’s the weather?” Sign to hang near our kitchen window. We can then start our days choosing the picture that best matches the current weather outside. I will keep you all posted on our other activities for next week as we do them. Getting excited to start week 2!

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First Day of PreK

Today was our first official day of homeschool preschool! We started the morning off with waffles and blueberries in the shape of our letter of the week V. Then we sang the alphabet song a couple times and found the letter V on our foam alphabet puzzle. Next we danced our wiggles out! After lots of dancing ( we have a lot of wiggles) we moved on to reading books about the letter V.
Sesame Street has a board book for each letter of the alphabet. These books are great! We currently only own the V book about Ernie and the Vacuum salesman but I will be on the look out for more at our local thrift shops and used book stores.
Next we had fun with play dough! We used yellow and purple dough to make big and little V’s and traced them with our fingers. We also had imaginative fun and free play with our play dough. Vera made a microphone and sang in it:) it was so sweet! I’m really proud of her huge imagination and I encourage it as much as possible!
After play dough we cleaned up and started our letter craft. We made a V vase with violets in it. Vera was a big fan of the glue stick! Next we had more imaginative play with a toy phone and then it was time for lunch.
We finished lunch and worked on same and different by matching socks. This was fun and silly. Vera kept dancing with the socks each time we made a pair. It was nice having a helper with the laundry too;) we ended with singing more songs and some coloring.
It was a smooth and fun day with lots of laughs and learning. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

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