l is for lego freestyle

the plan:
1. make what you want with the little legos.
2. carry your sculpture to the white board (a random white laminate shelf that’s been floating around).
3. write your name on the white board with a dry erase marker.
4. get a teacher to take a picture of it.
5. move your sculpture.
6. wipe off your name with a wipe.
7. dry the board with a kleenex.

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n is for {happy} new year

IMG_0241.JPGenough 2s, 0s, 1s and 5s cut out for everyone.

IMG_0243.JPGa tub full of fluffy glittery plastic-bag like stuff to press a glue covered plate into.

IMG_0240.JPG tricky teachers pasted only some of the numbers on.

IMG_0242.JPGclever preschoolers figured out which number (we also call them numerals) is missing.

nice!! and happy 2015!

b is for brown


we used every color of paint we had to make different shades of brown and then painted paper pieces.

the next days we tore or cut the big paper into little pieces so we could make faces.

the sing song mantras were something like these:

it wouldn’t matter if you looked like this, you could go to the restaurants. it wouldn’t matter what color your skin was, you could go to the restaurants. it wouldn’t matter if you had every kind of white and brown, you could go to any restaurant.

think on this the next time you’re at a restaurant.

a is for apple and arrow

finding old photos never shared…

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a writing
never requesting perfection, children practice making lines and shapes that match the “books.”

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a is for apple
one day we tasted three colors of apples, then rolled little gifted wooden apples in tubs with paint (and when they unintentionally got put in another tub, the result was stunning…and realistic). the next day we used rolls of paper (the kind for a cash register) as “apples” for printing.

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and then this was a good time.