Finished School Corner

I posted previously about Evie's school corner.  I had a few updates and didn't know that I was going to have it finished so soon!  So, here are updated pictures.  I love how it turned out!!

We purchased most of this at IKEA.  I love the little bins to hold her art supplies.  (High enough that she can't reach - I don't want to walk in with markers and paint all over everything!)  We have two rows of wires to display her artwork.

This is where I will keep her curriculum.  (Nothing too formal now - since she is 2 this year).  But I do like the idea of introducing structure to her through various curriculums.  (Picture Book Curriculum that I am writing, Letter of the Week Curriculum from http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/, Bible Verses, etc..)  For more details on how I organize things, feel free to ask!

This is our dry erase scheduler from Target.  We will not have stuff scheduled everyday, but it'll be nice to have the days we do have "school" organized!!!

And, of course, we had to have Evie's friend over to try out the new school corner!  Sweet friends.  :)



Mess Free Finger Painting!

So, I found this on Pinterest (shocker, I know).


We tried it and LOVE IT!!!

I set it up and it is just staying on her desk for the day.  So she goes over periodically and plays with it!

What a great way to work on colors!!

***On the left sidebar of my blog, there are a list of preschool activities.  Some we have tried, some we haven't yet.  If you know of any good preschool blogs or activities, let me know so I can add to it!



Gluten Free Playdough!

Evie has a gluten intolerance, and while regular play dough may not bother her at all, why take the chance?

So, we decided to make her some Gluten Free Playdough.  I found the recipe on this blog - http://www.multiplydelicious.com/thekids/2011/09/homemade-gluten-free-play-dough/

It was so easy!  It took less than 30 minutes total with minimal mess!  I would recommend it to anyone who suffers from gluten intolerances or allergies.



E is for Evie!

I found this letter E in the dollar section at Target last week and thought it would be fun for Evie to paint it for decoration in her playroom!  She loved it!


Blog of the Week

I found this blog this morning - http://www.makedoandfriend.com/

It has tons of great preschool activity ideas!



School Corner

Our goal is to have a school room ready for Evie when she starts 1st grade.  Until then, we have a corner in her playroom designated for school.  She loves sitting at her desk already!  :)

Almost 2!

My sweet girl will be 2 in just 6 weeks.  It's so hard to believe!  Time has flown by (as many told me that it would).

Beginning in September, we will spend the year introducing her to a more structured environment.  (Just an hour a day in 15 minute increments throughout the day).

We will be working on letters and number through puzzles, art (painting, coloring, markers, etc..), books, crafts, etc..

Excited to start this journey!