"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3
Thursday, February 13, 2014
New Preschool Supplies!!
Our local toy store is going out of business, so they have some great sale deals. I picked up several things I thought would help our preschoolers learn better. This first toy is a magnetic board with colored disks. You use the magnet wand to move them into place and create a picture. Great for fine motor skills - and it's all contained, so it will be a great travel toy too. (By the way these are all Melissa and Doug toys, and they were 40% off!)
I also found this board. It's a magnetic chalk board, which came with letters and numbers, and the other side is a white board.
This was definitely the most popular thing he got.
I think his favorite part was erasing!
We haven't played with this magnetic calendar yet. I have other calender items for him, but most of them require writing. He doesn't do that well, but I thought the magnets might be easier to get him interested in trying.
I also bought this white board place mat for practice writing numbers and letters. The other side has cursive letters.
The thrift store was also good to me today. Mostly. I didn't find what I actually went in looking for, but I did come away with several learning tools.
All of these thrift store items (I've only showed about half) were just a total of $1 ... for everything, not $1 each. We have an awesome thrift store.
We also have a facebook page where local people post things for sale (no Craigslist here). Anyway, I snagged this set of 20 Bobbsey Twins books for $10 - making the books 50 cents each.
Today the five year old had his valentine's party at preschool (they don't go to school on Fridays). I forgot to take a picture of him making them, so we had to make an extra one to take a picture of. The originals had the white part printed on the computer. But they're pretty much the same. He had fun with the stickers, and now he's stuck on the robots and planets theme. We'll be hearing about that for awhile! The actual party at school was too overwhelming for him though and he pretty much shut down. Poor guy. He doesn't like candy - almost has a dread of it for some reason, so when the kids were trying to pass out the valentines, he didn't want them and had a complete meltdown. They had to move his container far away from him so the kids could still deliver their valentines without hurt feelings. He was pretty happy to hand his out though, and he managed to cope with all the stress by cutting more hearts out (I cut the ones for the valentines).
I'm a born again believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. I am a very happily married wife and a homeschooling mom of five of the greatest kids in the world. We live in a little mountain town in Wyoming, which we love. I enjoy reading and studying God's Word, homeschooling my treasures from Heaven, sewing and doing all sorts of crafts.
Shelter~"That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. He that defends or guards from danger. To cover from violence, injury, annoyance or attack. To defend; to protect from danger; to secure or render safe; to harbor."
"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." Doug Phillips
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow... For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow... So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep... I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!!
You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a Mother who read to me. ~ Stricklan Gillilan