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Monday, April 11, 2011

Montessori - Sensorial - Visual Sense - Constructive Triangles -Triangul...

April 11, 2011

Today was a nice warm day for outdoor play, sunscreen and plenty of water! We enjoyed tracking the first "hot" day on our weather calendar, and children watched the outdoor thermometer rise higher than it has risen since October.
We worked indoors this morning on the life cycle of the chicken and played a game that required counting pennies, nickles, and dimes. Some children even practiced flipping a coin.
After a nice long playtime, we came inside and did a science experiment using water and food coloring.
Then we had a visit from the guinea pig down the hall! We fed her carrots and left over bits of our lunches.  A friend shared a report about King Crabs (horseshoe crabs) and we learned many new facts.

The Horseshoe Crab:
is a bottom dweller
eats worms
is related to the spider
is used to make medicine for the treatment of burns

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell - Stop and Go

April 7, 2011

This morning we had a busy circle time. We played a Spanish greeting game,  practiced sequencing, beginning middle and end, and played the "echo-march" game. Children then spent the morning tuning the instruments and building pink tower and broad stair extensions (specificially a very very tall tower).

The afternoon presented as a time for reflection and cleaning of the environment. Children helped sort through books and new works.

In the very last moments of the day we talked about ants, including the parts of the ant, and the life cycle of the ant.  Some children labeled parts of the ant charts.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Frank Leto's Ladybug Ladybug Song

April 4, 2011

Today the kindergarten friends went on a field trip to the local playhouse. While we waited for them to return, we spent time in room 2 visiting and working. We explored the parts of an airplane and assembled a model airplane as well!
This afternoon, the weather was warm and perfect for looking at signs of spring. We found ladybugs, flowers, bulbs poking up, and butterflies!

Don' forget to bid at the Pennies for Peace basket auction. ALL proceeds go to pennies for peace.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

Welcome to April! We introduced the month on the calendar and talked about signs of Spring.  Late in the morning we headed out doors and traced puddles in the parking lot for a lesson on evaporation. When we revisited the puddles this afternoon many had gotten smaller in size and some even disappeared!

Our classroom museum had 3 Japanese teapots on display for admiring. Children enjoyed hearing the story about 3 cups of  tea.

Later in the day, we sang the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and discussed the parts of the water cycle present in the song.  Finally we finished the day eating cake and visiting with friends from rooms 1 and 2 during the afternoon work cycle.