The things we can do in preschool

The things we can do in preschool

Today was our very first day in preschool and we started off the year by exploring the things we ‘can’ do in preschool…

During circle time, we passed around the can and each of us took a turn thinking of things we can do in preschool. Most of the children gave the same answer which was –  “I can paint!”:)  I will ask this question again later this week and see if they have any new answers to share…

We spent a big part of our day exploring our environment. There was much to see and much to learn about our new classroom but one thing is for sure, we discovered that we really can paint!

After painting with our cans, the children wanted to know if they could paint with paint brushes too. The children made observations:  “Look, the paint is turning brown!”

We also discovered that we can play in the water table…

And that we can get our own cups and napkins…

And that we can build tall towers…

And that we can make new friends…

And that we can make magnetic robots...

And that we can wiggle our toes…

And that we can cut and color…

And that we can climb up and down really big stairs…

And that we can play fun games…

In preschool, we can do so many things!!

This is going to be a great year!

20 Comments

  • Carrie Posted August 23, 2011 10:26 pm

    Wow what a great way to start off the year talking about what the children can do. Excellent post Deborah

  • Stacy @ {share&remember.blogspot.com} Posted August 23, 2011 10:32 pm

    I love it! Great ideas.

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 23, 2011 10:52 pm

    Thank you Stacy:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 23, 2011 10:53 pm

    It has many possibilities and “can” be used throughout the school year as a followup to their progress too!

  • Pam Posted August 23, 2011 11:17 pm

    That looks like such a wonderful first day of preschool!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 23, 2011 11:28 pm

    I have a great group of children to work with. Very excited about what is to come!

  • Sherry and Donna Posted August 23, 2011 11:52 pm

    Oh WOW congratulations on the first day in your new preschool Deborah … I reckon you and your new group of children are going to have a ball!!!
    Donna 🙂 🙂

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 24, 2011 12:05 am

    Thank you girls! We are certainly well on our way to a great year!

  • Andrea Posted August 24, 2011 12:06 am

    This post made me even more excited for our start – only three more weeks to go! I love this idea of getting the kids to think of what they “can” do in preschool – totally borrowing that!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 24, 2011 1:50 am

    Haha – have fun with it Andrea!

  • Amber Posted August 24, 2011 7:22 am

    I love the can “robots”…were the colored items (arms/legs) slinkies with lids on the end?

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 24, 2011 7:54 am

    Yes and the lids have magnets on the back of them:)

  • Laura@art4littlehands Posted August 24, 2011 8:56 am

    What a wonderful first day of school.

  • Kindy Garden Posted August 24, 2011 11:52 am

    Love this post! Makes me miss working with pre school kids! x

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 24, 2011 12:37 pm

    Thank you Laura:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 24, 2011 12:37 pm

    They are so fun!

  • Rhonda Posted August 26, 2011 3:01 pm

    I really love the outdoor classroom “lost of possibilities”.

  • Rhonda Posted August 26, 2011 3:03 pm

    Sorry we should say “lots of possibilities”

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 28, 2011 12:02 am

    Haha – thanks for the clarification:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted August 28, 2011 12:03 am

    Our outdoor classroom rocks!!

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