I've been working in the front office for the last couple of weeks, which has allowed me multiple opportunities each day to visit all the classrooms in our center. Our older two year olds are having a lot of fun with their western theme. Most of the projects are done in small increments over time. I have really enjoyed watching these projects evolve. They are also making "WANTED" posters that I plan to feature in a later post.)
The teachers got these cool cardboard hats from Oriental Trading Company. The kids colored and decorated with western stickers.
One of the teachers obtained a large box (you know how excited we early childhood teachers get finding a big box!;). The fun began with a little painting...
The teachers helped add a few details and cut the head and neck from the side pieces.
The kids got to make the mane and tail with some yarn and glue.
Pretty soon, they'll be ready to ride! (A small stool will be used for the children to sit on to "ride" the horse.)
I can't wait for tomorrow, when all the little cowpokes come to school!
I have been teaching early childhood for about 20 years. I love what I do---it's the best job in the world!!! Where else can you go to work each day and do art, play games, have snack and get hugs regularly AND get paid for it?! I love to share ideas with other teachers and see what they are doing in their classrooms. Teaching is the best profession---we love to share!