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!

By |2011-08-23T21:39:43+00:00August 23rd, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

20 Comments

  1. Carrie August 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm - Reply

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

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm - Reply

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

  2. Stacy @ {share&remember.blogspot.com} August 23, 2011 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    I love it! Great ideas.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you Stacy:)

  3. Pam August 23, 2011 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    That looks like such a wonderful first day of preschool!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 23, 2011 at 11:28 pm - Reply

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

  4. Sherry and Donna August 23, 2011 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    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. August 24, 2011 at 12:05 am - Reply

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

  5. Andrea August 24, 2011 at 12:06 am - Reply

    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. August 24, 2011 at 1:50 am - Reply

      Haha – have fun with it Andrea!

  6. Amber August 24, 2011 at 7:22 am - Reply

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

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 24, 2011 at 7:54 am - Reply

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

  7. [email protected] August 24, 2011 at 8:56 am - Reply

    What a wonderful first day of school.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you Laura:)

  8. Kindy Garden August 24, 2011 at 11:52 am - Reply

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

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm - Reply

      They are so fun!

  9. Rhonda August 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm - Reply

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

    • Rhonda August 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Sorry we should say “lots of possibilities”

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

        Haha – thanks for the clarification:)

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 28, 2011 at 12:03 am - Reply

      Our outdoor classroom rocks!!

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