Hi everyone! It's spring break this week! I am loving the extra time with family, getting to travel, and catch up on things around the house! However, I need to back track and post some Preschool pictures! Preschool is so fun and is full of celebrations...including Dr. Seuss! The kids love the rhyming and the stories are so silly. We of course had to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, so I had the kids help make a colorful cake! We mixed the eggs, batter, water, and oil in a bowl together and stirred it up! Then each kid got a small dixie cup of batter with a little squirt of food coloring! This is how the cake turned out! The kids are so engaged when we cook together.
We also enjoyed a whole day of GREEN EGGS & HAM! Whoo hoo! (We cooked a lot together this week!) I just noticed how small that piece of ham is...I promise the kids tasted more than that! :)
And...I even let them watch the Green Eggs & Ham movie while we tasted our food! Some of the kids were still a little unsure of the green stuff. ha!
Finally, we made a fun craft! Does the egg look real?? The egg white is a mixture of Elmer's glue and Shaving cream with a green pom-pom on top! The ham is just a piece of foam that they got to cut out. They looked pretty cute!
The week before Spring Break we explored everything about a Zoo! The Sedgwick County Zoo also came to give a presentation to the kids! Our letter of the week was "Z"! Every monday the kids have a new letter to decorate, and this week they got to cut out the capital Z, glue a zebra picture on, and paint black zebra stripes! They had so much fun! (cutting out letters is a lot harder than it looks)
The Blocks center was full of animal cages all week! The kids are learning and growing so much every week. I really like teaching this time of the year because the kids have grown-up a little, they know the classroom routine (most of the time), and we can do a lot of fun projects together. The beginning of the year seems so rushed and crazy and then after Spring Break it goes so fast while we count down to the end of the year!
Okay, lastly I have to boast....this is my brother AND sister-in-law!!! They are graduating May 10, 2014!!! The last 4 years, have felt long to them...but WOW, they are going to start residency soon! I am so absolutely proud of them and have full faith that they will enjoy the next 4 years of life (while finally getting paid!). Aaron and I love them so much and miss seeing them! We secretly wish they would've gotten a placement out West :) Love you Nate and Maggie!!