Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer FUNNN!!!!

AHH! Two weeks of total summer fun has been going on in preschool. We have loved reading books about watermelon, summer days, fireworks and more! To kick off our summer fun we started with watermelon crafts and snack! Most of the kiddos loved the watermelon and asked for more. Craft time is a favorite of so many of the preschoolers and they are such little artist! We made watermelon handprints, pineapples, decorated and ate popsicles, suns , painted fireworks and made some cute flip flops using their footprints! The kids love looking at their artwork hanging on the preschool door and their boards! On top of having the most exciting start to summer we began swimming!!!! I love swim days and so do the kids many days they ask if we are going swimming again. I just can feel that this is going to be a great swim season. We have a few kids that a little nervous about the pool, but I'm thinking they will be fans by the end of the summer. Its been amazing and wonderful to share this experience with my sister, and cousin. Elise and Lexi have been here for 2 weeks already, and in that short time, they the kids have stolen their hearts. I am loving every minute of having them here and we will do a separate blog on our travel adventures from their time here. Its truly special to have another family member that is going to understand this part of my life and see, smell and experience China and New Hope life. Hope you enjoy all the pictures of these crazy and wonderful kiddos!

“Be a pineapple… stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet”


Monday, June 19, 2017

Week 1- Transportation

Wow! A week has flown by already. Last weekend when I first arrived I spent time getting settled and over jet lag (which thankfully wasn’t bad at all thanks to my serenity soft gels). On Monday morning preschool was able to resume after a 2 week break. The kids and I had loads of fun this week. We had a team arrive from VA on Monday evening so they were busy around the house playing with kids and doing some outside work projects that needed to be done. They also did some music classes with the kiddos which is a whole different post because it was loads of fun!

This week's theme was Transportation! We were singing Wheels of the Bus, which was a hit, as well as read lots of books about cars, trucks, trains and tractors! The younger class really enjoyed the book “that’s not my truck” with all the touch and feel.

We made wheels on the bus, airplanes, hot air balloons, and did some fun drawings using cars with markers attached to the back. It has felt great to be able to jump right back into the swing of things here and see the kiddos that I knew from last spring and see how much they have grown up! But it has also been wonderful to meet so many new sweet faces and love on them in and out of preschool.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the first week 🙂


Using cars to draw

Using their new mats to trace 

painting clouds 

3-2-1 Blast off! 

Making hot air balloons

Yay! I did it