The children wanted to create a home living area in the classroom. We wondered how we could make a window and what we would want to look at outside. “This is my rainbow and it is pouring blue on to the street below…look!” -Sydney, age 4
“We need to draw a sunshine. A sunshine needs to be outside our window.”-Karmin, age 4
“Here goes the red falling to the snow.” –Sydney, age 4
We paired up with friends from Mrs. Clark’s class for reading buddies.
The students created paints using shaving cream and water colors. We have been experimenting with different textures and materials. The students enjoyed exploring their new creations and forming wonderful art work.
In Room 1 we have been investigating the tiger! From observational drawings, to dressing like tigers, to crawling like tigers, to putting tigers in the water after reading a story about a swimming tiger – we’ve been busy!
We have also been experimenting with water and oil. The way the oil and water separate and the oil floating at the top were our biggest interest. “It makes bubbles at the top and never settles in the bottom”
We noticed that the windows made large spaces of light on our floor. We used the transparent colored geometric shapes to build in the light. Tania built a structure on the floor and called it a rainbow. She saw that if she moved herself into the light, the projection of color went onto her.
The students in room two have been exploring mammoths. Today we were able to look at Mastodon and mammoth teeth that we borrowed from the Indiana State Museum.
Its bumpy and cold – Quentin
Oh wow look at it, its big – EJ
Its smooth – Gabriella
Room 1 has been exploring magnetic property. The children have done this by placing magnet letters in order to spell their name as well as their friends’ names. The Magformers have been used to create castles, homes, garages, and various other shapes for the animal toys in the room.
The children really wanted to play outside in the snow, but due to the extremely cold temperatures couldn’t. So we decided to bring some snow inside and put it in the sensory table. One of the children thought we should call this “ snow table fun.” The children thought it would be a good idea to add things such as food coloring and bubbles to the snow to see what would happen. The children had a great time playing in the snow table.