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.