Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sam I Am


My daughter goes to a co-op pre-school 2x a week. The philosophy of the school is "Learning Through Play" so it's not a rote academic environment, which is one of the reasons we love it. She'll have enough of that when she's older. Having said that, she has leared a ton!

Being the reader than I am and really into children's literature for her, I'm thrilled that the teacher has done many all encompassing author units from, my favorite, Jan Brett, to Eric Carle and now Dr Seuss. These units are awesome because they read the books, and incorporate things like art projects and snacks and games and songs. The Eric Carl unit incorporated makeing a fngerpaint collage and cutting into pictures like Carle, so neat!

Last week they started Dr Seuss, and today read "Green Eggs And Ham." After lunch we went over to the library and borrowed more Seuss books and this evening for dinner, I made my girl-GREEN EGGS AND HAM! 2 drops of food coloring and some leftover ham from the freezer and she was good to go! It was a really fun, easy, cheap way to surprise her and bring school learning home!

7 comments:

Catherine said...

If you love Dr. Suess, I am your girl to borrow from. I'll bring in for Deanna to bring home to you! We must have 30!!! Enjoy and just return when your girl is down with them. Enjoy!

Karley said...

How cool. I need to get on the ball and check out that school for Ben.

Christine said...

Thanks Cath!

Christine said...

Karley,

I'll be the chair next year so I can tell you a lot about it if you want. You can also visit any time this year and check it out. I actually think the 4's class is even better than the 3's from what I have heard.

Kristin said...

Do they have a website? I like the philosophy a lot and because we're a one child family the interaction would be good for her.

Christine said...

Yup, I'll send you the website via email Kristin!

Kristin said...

Got it thank you!