Last week on Monday was a child care day for me. It was a no school day and I told the parents when I quit care if you need me on a no school day to let me know. Happily, they did.
I really miss the kids and the life of childcare. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy more at ease days but I do miss the hustle and bustle. I’m actually leaning towards going back. Every time I have the kids for a few days, I can’t help but wish I was back at it.
I have appointments coming in December for my cancer stuff and after that, depending on the results of the tests and where I am going next, I’m going to make a decision about going back or not. I’ve already committed to taking a new baby Monday and Fridays along with my grandkids and I’m excited about that. We’ll see. I have a couple of months to try to figure it all out. In the meantime, I’m comfortable where I am at.
If there is anything we’ve learned with all of the coronavirus stuff it’s that it isn’t necessarily the best to make plans too far in advance.
Anyway…back to our day.
We had so much stuff going on… What a mess, I know!! Check out the block tower that got made. This was amazing balancing skills.
I got creative and finally put together an activity I’ve wanted to do with the kids for a year. Karl cut dowel sticks and sanded them. I gathered some supplies and made them.
Here is what one looks like finished. It supposed to be a caterpillar and kids are supposed to put hair ties on them in a patterned order. You can see this little girl is making a pattern of blue, orange, purple.
They are great for working with kids of multiple ages. The girl that was doing this pattern is in first grade. She could easily do it and for her, was more of an art type project.
For Carver, he was just learning about patterns. For kids that are two, they are primarily working on motor skills.
Anyway, here’s how I made them…