With some warmer weather we were able to get outside and look for bugs. We went to the park to look for bugs, however due to the rain we found a lot of worms which we liked also. We ate snack at the park as well. The bus driver also knew where we could see some baby goslings and so we went to take a peek. We held very still and were very quiet so we would not scare them away.
Hi, ho, hi, ho,
100 days ago,
We came to school,
And we're so cool.
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The month of February was pretty busy. We talked about germs a lot. The Public Health Nurse came to the preschool and discussed how to wash our hands. We did an experiment where everybody touched a piece of bread with dirty hands then we washed our hands and touched another piece of bread. The first piece of bread turned blue and green. We talked about what was good for sharing and what was not good for sharing. It was unanimous by the kids that you can share a straw or bottle of water with your parents. We did some patterning throughout the month. We are getting pretty good at patterning. The ladies from Maverick came and brought cookies, frosting and all sorts of goodies to decorate the cookies with. It was great!! In dramatic play, we had a hospital with many doctors, nurses and patients. It seems they know a lot about getting shots and getting their ears checked.
Learning about germs
In January we did a segment with nursery rhymes. We talked about Humpty Dumpty. We did an experiment of what would happen if we dropped our own Humpty Dumpty off of a block into a bowl. We used both hard boiled and regular eggs. We then created our own Humpty Dumpty that sat on a brick wall.
The month of December we learned about “The Gingerbread Man.” We read several different gingerbread books. We made gingerbread cookies and decorated our own gingerbread man. We then took ONE bite and graphed which part of the gingerbread man we ate first. Most of us took a bite of the foot first.
The month of November we discussed parts of an apple and how they grow. The kids were able to cut the apples up, measure the apples, see if they would float/sink and how heavy they were when compared to other things found around the classroom. We also made apple scented soda dough to play in-it smelled great! We tasted 3 kinds of apples then put our favorite one on the graph. The RED apple was the winner!
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