Hello! This week we did our first, of many, experiments with slime. We had a BLAST!!
Kids spill a lot. My kids spill something everyday, sometimes more than once. They spill on their clothes, the floor, tables, you name it. What are the best materials to help clean up the mess? We had to find out.
This week, I was so excited to start my new classes for the school year. I am shifting gears a bit this year to focus more on science and technology. I started the year by introducing the kids to the five senses that we use everyday and we will be using in our science class. I made each child a science journal that they are going to fill out every week. At the end of each class, the kids will reflect on what they learned during that class and draw a picture.
This past week, our family went “screen-free!” We didn’t use the internet, watch tv, or use our tablets. It was so nice and easier than I thought that it was going to be! We decided that we are going to do more set “screen-free” times. With that said, I am a week behind in my blog posts and have a lot of work to do this week! If you would like to find more information and/or take a pledge to go “screen-free” for a week, here is some more information.
Two classes ago, we learned all about community helpers. We learned about the services they provide, the tools they need to use, and their special modes of transportation. Here is what we did….
Last week, we learned all about the people in our community and the services they provide. Here is a list of the books that I had available for the kids and parents….
Ok, I went WAY overboard with the amount of books that I had on hand for the kids and parents to read! You can find my list here. There are so many children’s books available on the topic “Under the Sea.” We started out by reading The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen. I recently bought the hard-cover of this book for $5 (yeah!!) at Kohl’s. They also have $5 stuffed animals that correspond with the books. Unfortunately, our store was out of the stuffed pout-pout fish (boo!!). After our story and song, we had our centers….