Sometimes my mom calls me creative and it always makes me laugh because as I've said before, my ideas are not generally my ideas. Some are (like the improvement parties we have) but most come from other people and then I just add my little twist to it. So, I am not sure how creative a copy cat is. But, occasionally I do come up with my own ideas. And since that doesn't happen very often, I feel like when it does, I ought to document it.
I have been participating in a preschool co-op for Eli. I taught a lot before the baby came so that when November came around I could take a break. I started back up again in Feb. This week I have to teach for the second time since the baby was born. It's gone ok so far. This week I had to teach on the letter T. I had a hard time figuring out what theme to choose. So, I finally decided we would hunt for treasure.
We had a map to follow and we had obstacles along our way--all having to do with the letter T. At the end of course, we found our treasure.
|Our map. Eli helped me draw the spider for the trippy tarantula obstacle.|
|One of our obstacles--tricky turkeys|
|terribly tired turtles|
|We are missing two kids. One girl is on vacation with her family and one boy just moved.--|
Eli's best little buddy. He's very sad that his friend had to move.
Our first obstacle was at the Tall Tree Forest where the trees wouldn't let us pass unless we first read them a story. We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. These trees were narcissistic and wanted us to read a book about a tree.
I think the kids really enjoyed preschool today. It is always fun for me to get to teach Eli and his friends. The only thing I feel bad about is that since I am a mom of boys, I often think of boyish things and I always think maybe the girls would like something a little more girly. But, I guess their mom's teach too so they can get a chance to do something girly then. I teach again on Thursday and our theme is totally unrelated to treasure. We are learning about teeth and I'm back to being my normal copy cat because most of those ideas are coming straight from Pinterest.