Thursday, September 14, 2006

A week: day four

This morning we did most of preschool, but we saved our activity/lesson part for after Connor's nap. We read two books. One about having manners. And Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall, an excellent children's book (it's a Caldecott winner). I was surprised that Connor was so into it since it's kind of long and it's about a time so different from our own time. It made me think about how removed we are from the source of everything in our lives. The family in the story was completely self-sufficient. It's inspiring. Makes me want to plant a garden or learn to whittle or knit (but I'd have to cut down the tree myself or shear the sheep myself, so maybe not the last two).

After stories we got ready to go to our Thursday trade. Connor went to Annika's house and they had fun playing and watching Dora. Abby and i went to the mall while Connor was playing. Connor fell asleep on the way home (yippee!!) and took a good nap.

When he woke up we made apple shake-ups! (idea from The Toddler's Busy Book, page 107) It's just cinnamon and sugar in a bag, put in cubed apples and shake-up. It was fun to do dancing time and shaking time while making a yummy snack!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for being such a great resource, I can't wait to get my Toddler Busy Book- I love the ideas you have shared.

Lindsey and I were just talking today about how talented you are and we are grateful to learn ideas from you!

liz f

laura said...

Thanks, Liz.

I was thinking of posting my plans for the upcoming week on Saturday or Sunday so that people could do it along with me. But then I thought, maybe no one really cares. I'm actually just keeping the blog for a record, but it would be cool if people used it as a resource.

Anonymous said...

I am going to share it with my friends here so they will use it too!

liz f

Gram said...

I loved reading all the blog about each day at preschool. I think your idea of posting on the weekend for the next wekk should help other mothers. Good work Laura!