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.
If possible, take visit or walk past the school your child will be attending in the fall. Discuss with them what looks different or the same from Divine Wisdom.