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.
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.
We did some experiments this past month. We did “Milk Swirl” where you put milk in a bowl with drops of food coloring then a drop of dish soap and then watch the milk swirl into other colors.
We also went on a walk to the Co-Lab. We walked on a boardwalk, which was new to some of us. We saw birds, grass, deer, gophers and sadly lots of garbage. We stopped on our way back at the football field and played red light/green light. It was a great day!
We did an experiment with a fan and objects from around the preschool to see what kind of things the wind can blow. Later we made our own kite and went outside to try them out.
The month of January we practiced patterning. We patterned with clothespins then made random patterns with the children. We made patterned snakes that the kids really loved. We had a "Dad & Donuts" activity where all the dads could come to preschool and have donuts and juice with their child. After eating they were able to go into the classroom and read books with their child. We went to the library at the end of January where Ms. Kelly gave us a tour of the children's library. She went over rules for taking care of the library books. She read us a story about bats in the library then we made a bat
The month of October was science month. We cut open pumpkins and explored the inside. We went to the park and got leaves to make our own leaf people. We also explored with magnets and shapes. We did an experiment and created slime. We played in shaving creme. It has been a busy month.
We have been learning nursery rhymes this month and did a fun lesson on Humpty Dumpty. We started by reading the nursery rhythm story about Humpty Dumpty to the kids. The kiddos each got a hard boiled egg to color and decorate as their own Humpty Dumpty.
Experiment #1 The Humpty Dumpty Roll: The kids had to roll their egg down the ramp and off of the stairs. They had to come up with and idea that they thought would work to cushion their egg so he wouldn't break. For experiment number one, the kids used a towel to stop Humpty Dumpty from breaking.
Experiment #2 The Great Egg Drop: For the next center they each got to drop their egg from a step ladder. To help Humpty Dumpty from breaking the kids used a big box with towels and cotton balls.
Experiment #3 What's inside an Egg?: For the final experiment we took a real egg and cracked it in a bowl. The kids each got a stick and they got to explore the inside of a real egg. Alli talked with them about the parts of an egg, while they stirred and mixed
Experiment #4 Humpty Dumpty had a GREAT FALL!: To end our Humpty Dumpty day, we did one last experiment outside. Alli went to the upstairs window and the kids had to think of a way to save Humpty Dumpty from such a great fall. Turns out....Snow is a very good cushion!! The kids absolutely loved this lesson and we look forward to the rest of our nursery rhyme month.
After the experiments we went upstairs to have scrambled eggs for snack. The kids got a kick out of eating Humpty Dumpty. During child's choice some kids still wanted to experiment with the eggs so we did another experiment. They had to get the egg into the cup below the pie plate, without touching
the egg. They found out that if they hit the side of the pie plate it would knock the paper towel roll away and the egg would drop into the cup.
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