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|Posted on August 29, 2018 at 1:20 PM||comments (53022)|
This week, we have been busy revisiting centers throughout our classroom, reviewing our class rules, our playground rules, and many of our routines.
On Monday, we revisted the Discovery Center, which is Math and Science combined. We discussed what we can play with, who we can pretend to be, and how we can remember where to put things when we are done playing with them.... Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 3, 2018 at 7:55 AM||comments (8327)|
We have been enjoying our new Space Theme so far this month!
|Posted on April 15, 2017 at 7:45 AM||comments (12842)|
We enjoyed our annual Easter Celebration!
The children explored the Sorting Eggs Station where they used the clothespins to pick up sort the colored pom poms.Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 2, 2016 at 2:10 PM||comments (12041)|
During the month of August, the children and I are very busy experimenting in the Science Lab! Today we have been learning about states of matter- solids and liquids.
The children were given jars of heavy cream and we discussed how it was a liquid. We took turns shaking the jar while listening to music and was amazed that after a few minutes, it had turned into WHIPPED CREAM! We enjoyed using our sense of taste to taste the whipped cream and enjoy it with pieces of fruit!
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|Posted on August 2, 2016 at 8:15 AM||comments (9620)|
The month of July was National Ice Cream Month! We enjoyed celebrating with our own Ice Cream Celebration Day! Here's a few activities we enjoyed from the day:
We made our own Ice Cream Sundaes in waffle bowls!
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|Posted on April 2, 2016 at 12:45 AM||comments (2104)|
Today we kicked off our Bees and Butterflies theme by learning about a bee's home!
During Opening Circle, we were introduced to the shape of a hexagon. The children traced a hexagon in the air with their finger as we counted the sides together, "Buzz 1...Buzz 2....Buzz 3....Buzz 4...Buzz 5....Buzz 6..."
For our visual arts, fine motor skills and physical science: We created our own beehives by stamping bubble wrap bags and making cell designs on both of our paper hives. We l...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 22, 2016 at 2:25 PM||comments (5174)|
This April, the children will be as busy as a bee and we buzz from flower to flower gathering sweet ideas. We will learn how to be a beekeeper and listen to the bees communicate. We will then follow a bee inside our own make-believe honeycomb! The children will get to know the queen bee and the other jobs in the hive.
In our science center, we will watch a brand new butterfly appear! We will watch our litter caterpillars wrap themselves up in a chrysalis and go through the process...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 5, 2016 at 12:50 AM||comments (2639)|
The month of February is all about health foods and being fit. This week we are focusing on the food groups and today was all about dairy.
During opening circle, we discussed the foods that we eat that are made from dairy and were introduced to the ABBC pattern.
For our life science skills, we discussed how many stomachs we have and the children guessed how many stomachs they thought a cow has. I gave each child a cow body parts page and encouraged them to cut the pieces out...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 24, 2015 at 8:20 AM||comments (2407)|
This year we celebrated Christmas with a Santa's Workshop theme. We read "The Night Before Christmas," reviewed our numbers with a Santa's Beard Game, created Santa Spoons, danced and sang to Christmas music, created our own Reindeer Snack during A/M snack and when we woke up from nap we opened presents that were left under the tree!
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