They chopped the wood, got the fires going, fed the animals, tended to the garden, did the wash, and made breakfast.
They went to school, practiced the handwriting, and ate their homemade cornbread lunch!
They went to the market and bought and traded the things that they needed and couldn’t make themselves.
The young Colonial Americans in our class are finally ready for some fun!
The kids have been practicing a lot of different fine motor skills in all of the games they have been practicing so far! Marbles worked on finger strength, the chants and rhymes practiced phonemic awareness and recall, and the dramatic play area has been practicing social awareness and story telling abilities!
So of course we won’t stop there! We are now one week into making our rice babies and the kids have blown us away!
They are able to scoop, fill, measure and weigh all of the components needed for their creations. They are practicing large motor skills (lifting bags of rice), small motor skills (scooping and pouring), math skills (reading numerals, more and less, and measuring length).
Now nearly all the students have begun sewing the tops of their bags! Strong fingers and delicate touches are allowing the students to sew their bags independently! Some struggle at the beginning, fearful of being poked by the needle, but by the end of the 6 inches, the sewers feel accomplished and proud of their progress!
As Spring Break sneaks closer and closer, we will be giving students the opportunity for even more hands on exploration.
Students will get to use quills and ink, make dipped candles, have Colonial tea parties, and create their own silhouette art in the Colonial style.
Lots of fun on the horizon!
Remember that this weekend is the Rivendell Spring Event is this Saturday, March 9th. It will be a Casino Night themed event at the new Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Fort Collins! Get your tickets now!
If you have any questions, please let us know!
Your Preschool Team,
Dylan, Lois, Alison, and Christin