Friday, April 23, 2010

Little Drummers

Because Miss Kristin is the best music teacher ever, this day was a delight. Drums of all sizes filled the room and not one of them was left unplayed. To be loud and explore are two of many reasons to be a Preschooler.

This big drum was... big... and loud.

The drum set was a whole different sound. Clanging and crashing and thumping and tapping, all the kids got to practice rocking out.

Even the rain stick was powerful. Seriously, get these kids some drums! They will scream and laugh and play and love you forever and ever. And attack you whenever they see you roaming the halls. Ask Miss Kristin.

Grandparent's (And Friend's, and Parent's) Day!

We started the festivities with some entertainment. No one was expecting this. Not even the kids. But they did great!
And it was freeeeeezing...
Next we played outside and wished we were inside.

Attempt at foosball. But the ball was missing. Alas.

Attempt at hula hooping. Thanks Tina for trying!

Spinning, watching, waiting for muffins.
We ate muffins next but I was too busy stuffing my face to take pictures.

I love this picture. And these girls!

It can be tiring being in Preschool.

Eugene Glass School

For anyone in the area who hasn't made it to the Eugene Glass School, I am sorry. You really should try harder. It's colorful and all those breakables make for a perfect setting for a Preschool field trip. Teachers don't stress at all as children are whisked through the building, given pieces of glass (they're not sharp, don't worry) and told to glue those pieces onto tiles. Nope. No sweat. Anyway, we had fun and came away with cool creations to sell at our auction! By the way, those items are still in our school's office if anyone wants to purchase them...

Not-so-recent Updates

Hi Parents, Grandparents, Friends, and other Family,

It's been a long time since Funny Friends has been updated. Does this mean nothing worthy of posting has happened in our Preschool class? No way! It simply means that the teacher and technology aren't best friends yet. We're working it out. So... I will be posting several picture updates of recent and not-so-recent fun events that have happened. Preschool is busy as ever and our friends are growing faster than the flowers. I know this because now they're in the stage of "trying to get away with things." Sneaky is what they are. Laugh and wiggle is what they do. And that's the way they like it.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fancy a flashlight?

Because I am currently nursing a head injury, I am struggling to find positive words about bright lights... But I am vaguely remembering back to a time called "this morning" when building a cave in the dark and using flashlights to light up our story was fun-really fun. So fun in fact, that no more rules were followed for almost the rest of the day. Ah well, we are still learning how to contain excitement (how sad for people who have to learn how to show it!...this is never a problem in preschool). And besides, caves and flashlights are cool. Of course they ecclipse such menial things like going to the bathroom, lining up, eating, (for crying out loud, who has time for that when there are DISCOVERIES to be made?!) and watching out for bookshelves that could jump out and attack a teacher's forehead when she's least expecting it. Sheesh. But really, flashlights were fun this week. We took some apart (only got some pieces back together, however), shined them into each other's eyes, got taught how NOT to shine them into each other's eyes, hunted for letters, and of course, built a cave and read a story.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Day!

You forget how fun parties are when you're rapidly trying to mix cookie batter and you realize you forgot the butter, then you remember you forgot all about making Jell-O. But then when your favorite small friends come bounding in with their cards and candy in tow and they just can't keep their little bodies still, you remember. You remember that parties are a snapshot of adventure. You get a different perspective on a freshly decorated familiar room. You get to act different playing and dancing when you're normally sitting. And of course, you get to consume an obnoxious amount of sugar. For adults, parties are sort of like vacation. But since in preschool, vacation is pretty much what we do ALL the time, parties are just that-another excuse to celebrate. An excuse to continue being fun, having fun, and loving fun. An excuse to have shiny eyes, big smiles, and clap and yell. Thanks and don't forget to eat frosting this weekend.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Preschool is funny. The m.o. of preschool is to establish a positive view of school. So we actually plan time in our day to learn how to laugh, play, feel textures, build relationships, craft, color, rest, and swing...everything that adults later have to relearn because there is no time for it. I think everyone would be happier if they were in preschool. But that would be impossible because then there would be no Starbucks. So this blog is supposed to be a taste...hopefully it will help inspire discovery, creativity, deep sighs, time-out breaks, and of course, lots of laughs.