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First class for story time/craft

Posted by mary enoch on January 18, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (1)
I am so excited to be teaching your child this semester! I would like to use plain Cheerios and small pretzel sticks tomorrow for an activity. Does this work for everyone? I will try to get a list to you soon of possible foods we may use in class. If you could let me know of any food allergies now, that would be great. Looking forward to tomorrow. Thanks, Mary

Nativity Pattern Block Mats

Posted by Alicia Wood on November 19, 2015 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Would anybody be offended if I used a set of Nativity themed pattern block mats in my class? I assume it would be okay, but I just wanted to ask first. I think there is an angel, baby Jesus in a manger, shepherd, star, wise man and a camel. 

11/10 Explorers Class: Buttons

Posted by Alicia Wood on November 8, 2015 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (2)

We will be learning about Corduroy this week and playing with mattresses, pillows and BUTTONS. If your child has a coat with buttons, a church vest with buttons, or even one of daddy's button-up shirts, they will need it (something that can go over top of their normal clothes) to practice buttons this week. Thank you! It would also be helpful if they were wearing socks, since they will be stomping all over my crib mattress and couch pillows.

Playdoh Class Next Semester

Posted by Alicia Wood on November 8, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (5)

Hello Explorer moms,

I neglected to tell you my vision for this Playdoh class. Here are my thoughts:

Each week we will have a theme and we will have a storytime followed by playdoh free time. I want to make sensory playdoh to match the theme along with some toys to go with the playdoh and a playdoh mat to go with it. So each week your child would come home with a new playdoh kit. Here is an example:

Valentine's week: pink and red playdoh with some kind of floral scent or something else, red and pink heart shaped plastic gems, sequins, etc. and a playdoh mat with hearts on it

My goals for the class are:

1. For your child to have something that can keep them engaged at home while you need to work with other kids, or fold laundry, or cook, or shower, etc.

2. For them to continue practicing their fine motor skills in a fun way.

3. For them to continue building their attention span while listening to stories and playing creatively.

That said, making homemade playdoh and laminating mats is quite expensive. Last time I taught this class I charged a $10 class fee and I'm pretty sure I can do it for that again. I want to get containers that you can stack at home that will keep your playdoh soft and I want each child to have a tray at class that will go home at the end of the semester (the chip dip ones at Dollar Tree). If you prefer to skip the playdoh mats I can reduce the fee. Just let me know. Last time I taught the class I did a full alphabet set of playdoh mats and this time I wanted to try something a little different. Let me know if the fee will be a problem. I was supposed to say this all last night and forgot. Sorry!


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