Last night on the way to pick up Alex from school, Ally noticed the reflectors on the road and asked, “Daddy, why are there lights on the road?” Pretty much the rest of the drive to the college was spent talking about reflectors and how they bounce light back towards the source of the light, causing them to appear as though they were a light source.Every Friday at Ally’s pre-school they have show and tell, all themed about a letter of the week. This week was the letter “R” and I figured it would be a perfect for Ally to discuss what she just learned about for show and tell.
When we got home, I dug out my reflective tape and some foam board. I airbrushed the board black and cut out the word ‘Reflective’ from the reflective tape. I placed the letters on the board and gave everything a nice coat of clear coat from a rattle can.
In the morning, we dropped Ally off at school with her sign and a bright flashlight to show off her new knowledge of a new word.
When we picked her up from school, the teacher raved about her show and tell. He was very excited about it, because not only did he get to teach his kids a new word, but it was also a very visual example too.