The children in our Preschool are led by their teacher in a daily set of consistent activities referred to as the "daily rhythm". This rhythm gives a young child comfort and security.
The daily rhythm includes outside and inside play, domestic tasks to help care for their classroom, wholesome snacks prepared by the children and teacher, singing, movement and painting. Each day there is a puppet show to aid in the telling of a fairy tale or seasonal story.
Overlapping the daily rhythm are the weekly and seasonal rhythms. Each season brings new layers to the daily life of the school. The stories, painting and gardening activities are guided by the seasons, and children are taught by these changes about the world they live in.
The preschoolers start their day with a nature walk. After the walk, they take off their outdoor shoes, put on their indoor shoes and enter the classroom. Each day the table is set up for the days upcoming activity. On Tuesdays that activity is making playdough!
Our recipe is:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tbs cream of tartar
2 tsp oil
4 drops food coloring
mix in 2 cups hot water.
The children measure and mix the ingredients, stir, knead until smooth, and play!