It's important to be very focused when threading the needle through the holes of this card.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
We were so grateful to all the parents and grandparents who came to our Winter Open House!
We had so much fun preparing the fruitcakes and gingerbread cookies, and sewing our ornaments, and practicing our songs, and when the day finally arrived, we were excited to show our families our work and present them with our gifts of ornaments, baked goods, and voices raised in song.
Happy Holidays to all of you from the children (and teachers) of the Emeryville Children's House!
Thursday, December 21, 2017
I am glad that I get to decorate my own Christmas tree for the holiday season.
It's so satisfying to be able to design a Christmas tree all on my own.
It feels great to have the classroom decorated with our artwork!
Monday, December 18, 2017
This week, we have been sewing ornaments to give to our parents on the last day of the term. I am sewing sequins onto the felt. They look just like tiny ornaments on the tree. This needle is very sharp, but no one got poked because we were all so careful!
After we sew the sequins onto the felt pieces, we stitch the two halves together to make a little pillow. I am stuffing my ornament with soft craft filling.
My ornament is done and ready to hang up. All of our ornaments will decorate the classroom until the end of our open house next week, when we will give them to our parents. The hook is too high for me to reach. Please help me?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
When I wash the table, I make careful circles with my scrub brush. Taking my time, I keep focused on what my hand is doing.
I hold my teacher's special silver bell as I step on the line. My walk is steady to keep the bell from ringing. This is harder than it looks! If the bell makes a sound, I stand still and take a breath before continuing.
Monday, December 11, 2017
I am happy to be able do many things by myself, such as helping set up the lunch table as a contribution to the community. I want to ensure that the pitcher is placed neatly next to the drinking glass.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
I need to focus in order to successfully hold the mandarin with one hand and use the other to grasp the peel and pull it back. It looks delicious, but I have the self-discipline to save it for later.