This week, we learned about amphibians and the life cycle of frogs. We started out by looking through many books about frogs and their life cycle. The kids loved looking at the pictures and pointing out the animals they recognized. Many of the students had background knowledge on the life cycle and were able to identify pictures of frog eggs and tadpoles.
Today, we created our own “puffy paint.” It was a great lesson on states of matter and change. The kids had a ball with this one……
Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I wanted to stick with a fall theme and include pumpkins in our experiments. Next week, we will explore what is inside them maybe do a little carving, but this week, I wanted to something different. I have seen so many melting crayon ideas around and decided to combine science with art.
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….
I am always trying to introduce new ways of thinking to my class. This week, we focused on art. We read several books on art (see post here) and had several more for parents to look through and read to their children. We also created some fine art, if I do say so myself. Here is what we did….
I knew that somewhere along with way, I wanted to plant seeds with my preschoolers. I also knew that I wanted to read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle before we planted. Since Carle has so many beloved children’s book, I decided to do a Eric Carle author study. We didn’t get to everything that I had planned, but I guess it is better to have too much, than not enough! Here is what we did get to….