well, it is R week. it is also our week to celebrate valentine’s day. so, we present you with a valentine themed rainbow made of rectangles.
we looked at a real rainbow online, read the definition of a rainbow in our dictionary, heard the concept of good old ROY G BIV, discussed shapes and tried to figure out which shape word started with that R sound, then moved to valentine colored rectangles.
a glue arch was made, covered with one color of their choosing, then another arch was made. older preschoolers were succesful in taking leftover papers back when they picked up a new color, there was a bit of exercise added in. sometimes i intentionally have things positioned far away so they simply have to walk farther!
i also think it’s a good brain work out…to have to remember why it is you are walking past the blocks and puzzles….oh yeah, to get that pink paper. i need more work outs like that.
r is for rainbow, no matter the color scheme.
p.s. we have officially moved to letting the children use sharpies to write their names just like the teachers would. so far so good….i think…families, speak up if not!