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Friday, March 23, 2012

Preschool Crafts

One of my favorite themes to teach in preschool is Community Helpers.  February is Community Helpers month in my class and I thought I'd share a few things that we have fun doing.

Traffic Light Cookies  (oops it's upside down!)

Doctor Bags

All the supplies inside the doctor bag.

Dental Health Week -   The teeth are mini marshmallows.  I let the kids lick one end and stick it to the construction paper lips.  The sugar in the marshmallow acts like glue.

It always tickles me to see how each child applies their "teeth".

One of my favorite activites during dental health week is when we talk about healthy snacks and not-so-healthy snacks. I bring Oreo cookies, apple slices and a mirror to class. First I let them eat an Oreo and then show them how their teeth look when they eat not-so-healthy snacks.

Then I give them an apple slice to eat.

Afterwards I let them take a look in the mirror to see how nice and clean their teeth are after eating a healthy snack!

In Miss Wren's class we are all about some hats!  I love this little police hat and stop sign.  Of course, it reminded me of the Citizen's Arrest episode of the Andy Griffith Show, so we marched next door to Miss Peggy's class shouting "Citizen's Arrest! Citzen's Arrest!"

We had a real firetruck come to visit our class during Fire Safety Week, but guess which teacher forgot her camera that day!?

These hats make me want to say "Romper Bomper Stomper Boo".  Who remembers that from Romper Room back in the early 70s?  Man I'm old!

When I was explaining this theme to my class, we started listing people who are community helpers like policemen and doctors etc.  One little boy raised his finger into the air and proclaimed, "Witches are NOT helpers!"  You got that right buddy! 

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Sad Tale of a Darling Bunny Dress

As y'all know, I love to sew for my darling niece.  She is a year old now and we're coming up on her second Easter, so I wanted her to have a new spring wardrobe.

Who doesn't just love seer sucker?  I bought this pink striped seer sucker a while back, not really knowing what I wanted to make, but then inspiration hit and this is what I came up with.

I  love this minky dot bunny my friend Marianne appliqued for me.  I have got to get me an applique/monogram machine especially since my friend is moving far, far away this summer! 

I was so thrilled with how this little jumper turned out that I didn't want to wait until Easter to give it to my niece, so I decided to mail it to her.  This is where the sad part comes in...  I went to the post office and purchased one of those padded envelopes to mail the dress and matching bloomers.  As I was addressing the envelope I noticed those "if it fits it ships" boxes and I thought, maybe I should have used one of those instead, but I had already started writing on the envelope and had sealed it shut so I kept what I had.  I've mailed outfits in the same type of envelope before and all was well... but that was then.  I don't know what happened to the bunny dress after I paid the postage and handed the package over to the post office.  It's been well over a week and the package never arrived at my sisters house a mere two hours away.  My darling niece will not have a darling bunny dress to wear to the egg hunt and her Auntie Wren is heart broken. :(  I've got several more outfits made for the baby, but I will be hand delivering them from now on!

**GOOD NEWS!  Since this post, the bunny dress has been delivered! Yay!**

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