One of our lovely families brought in their chickens yesterday! The children were able to pet them, help feed them and run around with them! What a fun experience, learning about when the chickens lay eggs and that some chickens lay different colored eggs. We are so thankful to have such wonderful families here, who help provide the kids with fun new experiences.
The lifecycle of our butterflies has been completed! Every year our preschool classes get caterpillars to raise and release here at school. They do research about their lifecycle, keep a close eye on them while they grow and then when they finally turn into butterflies, they release them. Here are some pictures throughout the journey!
Now that the weather is warming up, our young explorers got to go and explore the park! They took a nice little wagon ride around the pond, collected flowers, some bark and leaves, and then came back to school to make some collages on contact paper! What a fun way to immerse the kids in nature and art, while also working on their fine motor skills.
This week the toddlers put baking soda in some Easter eggs and added vinegar for a fun and fizzy experiment. A big part of Reggio is letting the kids tell us what they would like to learn about, and even though Easter is over, the kids are still very interested in it. Using the droppers was a great way for them to work on their fine motor skills, pinching and then releasing it so the vinegar would go into the eggs. They had a blast watching the baking soda fizz, one student was even repeating himself, "SO FUN!"
Easter, what an egg-cellent way to to get into the spirit than decorating eggs? Each room has their own way of decorating them, some choose to do more than one and this is just the beginning. Hopefully our eggs can give you some Easter inspiration!
Last week, preschool took apart a bunch of older key boards, printers, and other devices to build a control panel for their airplane! They loved getting to use the hammers, break things apart and then create something new to play with.
Shake painting is such an easy was to not only do some mess free painting but also make some music! The teachers upcycled an old cottage cheese container, added some paint, marbles and a piece of paper, then let the kids go to town shaking. They loved hearing the marbles bounce around in the container!
Every year at TLC we have a day called 'Snowed In' where each classroom picks a very fun and messy activity to do with their classes. This year there was a paint explosion.. literally. Each room decided to do some form of paint, including the babies who used taste safe paint made out of yogurt and food coloring. The kids had a blast, this was truly an immersive art experience!
When the weather is cold and snowy outside, why not try to pretend like you're at the beach. The teachers put together three sensory bags, an "ocean" bag, a "sand" bag, and a "seashell" bag. They also used a flashlight under the ocean bag to make it look like the sunshine! There were even some sea creatures in the mix, a fish and a turtle.
While reading one of thier underwater books in class, a child found this activity for Oreo octopuses. The kids had so much fun putting these together and then eating them!
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