Last week we had our teacher conference with Henry's preschool teacher. He goes to a Montessori preschool for a couple of hours three days a week. It's the same tiny preschool that Violet went to, it's just one teacher in one classroom. It feels like home to us all. His teacher is our friend and neighbor, her daughter babysits for us and her other children are friends as well. Needless to say, we love it there!
The funny thing about teacher conferences for preschoolers is that, unless there are major problems, it sort of feels just like a time for the parents to have a chance to chat with the teacher about "What can we do at home? How can we help?"
It occurred to me the other day that Henry is not Violet. Ha, ha, of course, I realize that! What I really mean is that he hasn't been here before. He hasn't been 3 1/2 before. He is at that stage where so many things are new and amazing to him! He is at that stage where so many things are being learned and he's loving it. Also, he's not Violet because, while he loves to learn, he learns in different ways than Violet. He's not drawing constantly, he's not asking to practice writing his letters or numbers. And that's okay! He's learning in his own way and it usually involves much more activity!
Simply trace circles (from plates) onto a rainbow of felt and then cut out the circles. Cut numbers 1-10 out of black felt and sew on in the center of each circle. I also sewed a quick zig-zag stitch around the edge, but that was really only for decorative purposes...
In fact, he just said to me, "I'm going to go to do my number mats now..."
Have a great day!