r is for rotating toys

i’m not very good at rotating toys….i tend to want to give kids whatever toys they are interested in.  we seldom deny a child’s request for a certain puzzle or for tape or for paint.  but when i choose to save certain toys back and then bring them out, it is impressive.


the trains made an appearance in december.  this is where some friends stayed most of the day. : )  my own micah shared a big basket of his own trains…he’s growing up and out of them.

p is for punching pole

we made this one day after a few preschoolers using their fists a lot.  it’s good for punching, kicking and sitting on.


we taped three of our vinyl pillows to a pole in the room.  best move ever.  especially for the extra indoor  time coming this winter.

l is for lime candycane

when it was L week but also close to christmas, we used lime kool aid to scent the glue for some green candy canes. : )  after gluing on strips of light green paper, they used tiny brushes to paint on the lime glue.


it lost almost all its smell once dry (that surprised me), but during the process it was a lime infused room.



i giggled when i saw these two photos:


this was me making something up on the spot to try to get the attention of the group.  there weren’t interested in moving from work time to project time, so i made up some dramatic story about me buying candy canes thinking they were minty but they were fruity.  hmmm…what fruit flavor could a red one be?  how about an orange one?  what about green?  ooooh, let’s go make a lime scented green one!


to get a group of children hooked in is like a rush.   i love it.


b is for boo! at christmas time






we altered teacher tom’s “halloween is coming” poem for our christmas pajama parties:

christmas time is coming and this is what i’ll do

i’ll hide behind this ornament (or snowball) and then i’ll say BOO!



with our pajama party lasting all week, we got more and more enthusiastic as the week went on!