Posted on June 15, 2018
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June Calendar 2018
- Wear sneakers for running around the playground and on Monday for gym class.
- Send in an absence note when your child returns to school.
- Send back your childs cot sheet and blanket.
Friday- Music/Art (push in during centers)
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
June Breakfast Menu
June Lunch Menu
This week we read Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. The story talks about how Joseph starts out with an overcoat and ‘transforms’ it into a jacket, vest, etc. This led us into a conversation about how we can reuse materials. For example, we talked about how paper is recycled to make to new paper, cans make new cans and bottles too!
At the sensory table the children had the opportunity to make their own recycled paper. They first ripped up scraps from the art center and old newspapers. Next we added water to the ripped up paper. The children enjoyed squishing and squeezing the paper until a pulp was formed. Lastly, we laid the pulp out on a screen to get the extra water out and put it on felt to dry. We are still waiting for our new paper to dry!
During our Mad Science Event we saw how dry ice ‘sublimates’ into a gas and we saw how it pours downwards because it is heavier than the air. We then explored regular ice in our sensory tray and how it melts into water.
Next week we will discuss what kinds of changes happen in nature. We will focus on the way butterflies change and go through different stages.
Posted on June 1, 2018
This week we read and discussed the book When I was Little by Jamie Lee Curtis. We considered many things we could not do as a baby that we can do now! We also reviewed all the things we have learned about babies this month.
At circle time the children found out about a timeline and discussed the different milestones in life and the different age groups.
In the art center the children used a template to make and decorate themselves as they are now. Some of us even enjoyed making our family members with the template.
Next week we will begin our final unit on Transformation by asking “What is transformation and how do things change around me?”
Posted on May 25, 2018
This week we continued our study of baby animals by reading the book Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. It’s a counting book about mother animals encouraging their babies to do what they do best.
The children had an opportunity to pick a baby animal that they wanted to know more about. We then used books to research our animals and learn more about them.
In the art center, the children had an opportunity to create 3D baby animals and discuss why they chose to create that animal.
In the blocks center the children used blocks to create different types of animals.
Next week we will finish our Babies Unit by talking about how babies change!
Posted on May 18, 2018
This week, we read the book Stellaluna by Janell Canon. The book explored the differences and similarities among some baby animals when a baby animal got lost and became friends with other ones. The children described how they would feel if they got lost and what they would do.
Together we charted the different types of baby animals. We discussed specific names of baby animals such as kittens, puppies, and cubs.
In Art, we drew pictures of baby animals to present it to our friends during circle time. We learned that drawing can be done by using shapes. Such as ovals for a body shape or a circle for a head.
Next week, we will be continuing our study of the animal of our choosing.
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