Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
The children have been very interested in drawing self-portraits. We placed mirrors out on the table to encourage them to really observe their features and include them in their drawings.
The children were eager to discuss their similarities and differences so we read a book about diversity.
Our children amaze us each day! Check these sculptures out!
Thursday, January 22, 2015
We played a new math game today to encourage addition work.
The children had to toss rocks onto a paper. They then counted how many landed in the circle and how many landed outside the circle.
These numbers were then used to create addition sentences.
We discussed that because we were using ten rocks the sum of our math equations would always equal ten but there were lots of different ways to equal ten.
We've been exploring the hyacinth bulb in our classroom. The children were very interested in observing what the bulbs looked like. After cutting a bouquet of the flowers for the art center, we placed the bulbs along with some tools at in our science area.
The children carefully extracted the bulbs and roots from the soil.
Once the bulbs were loose we cut them in half to see what the inside looked like.