b is for babble

so apparently this blog has been nominated in a “best crafty blog” deal…

feel free to “like” preschool daze by finding me here (it might be easiest to find by clicking on the “alphabetical” option)

this is a first for me!  hee hee hee

w is for work time

up on our ceiling we have our schedule cards (3X3 papers with magnets that stick onto our ceiling tiles).  there are several of these cards:


and if you have a current new creation preschooler at home, please show them this picture and ask them what it means.  i’m guessing you will hear:  “then it’s work time and i don’t know WHAT you’re going to do.”  or the shortened version of:  “i don’t know WHAT you’re going to do.”  we have about 4 “work times” each day which are sandwiched between guided times (circle time, snack time, project time, story time, group time, show and tell time…).

we have several copies of this “work time” chart around.  the funniest work time option is going to the bathroom (which you can do ANYTIME…you don’t even need to ask!).


one morning at 9:30, the room was so quiet.  so constructive.  and so many things going on at once.  almost all of these photos are taken within moments of each other.  my favorite kind of classroom….busy!


(yes, one friend figured out how to change the song on the ipod…she needed a better dancing song)



this time i DID know what they did during work time!

l is for leprechauns

look who showed up at preschool today…and there will be more tomorrow!  after quite a bit of beard trimming, our leprechauns were born!


my son and daughter were helpful in turning stones to gold.


oh, what a leprechaun treasure!


we have our own little glitter pots to collect the treasure in…


just the right size for a little leprechaun.  happy st. patrick’s day, all!

u is for up

okay, cool.

we don’t watch movies at preschool (though wouldn’t that be fun?) or any videos for that matter.  but i bet a lot of our friends have seen up.  and if not, they will likely still appreciate this feat by national geographic.  amazing!

Yesterday morning, March 5 at dawn, National Geographic Channel and a team of scientists, engineers, and two world-class balloon pilots successfully launched a 16′ X 16′ house 18′ tall with 300 8′ colored weather balloons from a private airfield east of Los Angeles, and set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. The entire experimental aircraft was more than 10 stories high, reached an altitude of over 10,000 feet, and flew for approximately one hour.

thanks, meg. : )