This is my first post as Little Blue Preschool’s own blogger! Previously I’ve made blog posts as a teacher, but a few months ago I became a mother and am staying home to take care of my baby. Every month my baby and I will be visiting LBP and reporting about what we see on our visit. It is a different perspective for me to visit and document a classroom that I am not teaching, much like a parent may feel visiting LBP for the first time. So today’s post is a slice of life, what you might see on a typically lovely morning at Little Blue Preschool.
Right after the morning meeting these kids scrambled over to the block area to use the trucks and marbles. Long boards were set out to prevent the marbles from rolling too far away.
Marbles make a great cargo for loaders and trucks!
The marble supply was not meeting the demand. Teachers brought out a jar of “jewels” so that everyone could have some little glass treasures.
After trying a few other activities, these girls went to the book area where they expertly demonstrated how to use these tornadoes in a bottle. The two also chatted a bit about other things while they swirled the water around.
After a quick clean up it was time for small group. The children are split into three groups and do an activity with their group and the same teacher each day. Today’s small groups were a great example of the variety of small groups children will experience throughout the year. These children were enjoying playing instruments. For some of the time they followed the teacher, and some of the time they got a turn to be the leader!
This group got to be fancy and messy! First they painted boxes silver and gold.
Then they shook glitter all over the wet paint. So much fun!
This group collected “interesting things” from the playground. The first colored leaves of fall, green walnuts and rocks were some of the items that made their way into the collections.
For these two children, the above ground area did not yield quite enough choices so they decided to dig for a few more treasures.
Right after small group the children had a snack. As children are finishing snack they may choose an activity at a table until the rest of the group is ready to move on. These two got to work in the writing area. There is so much stationary to choose from, even stickers!
This is when my visit ended. I was at LBP for less than two hours, and when I reviewed the pictures I had taken, I could not believe how many different activities I had captured. I look forward to my next visit!