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The children have been exploring in the kitchen area and carrying the materials to different areas of the room. When children play in the kitchen, it allows them to learn to count, indulge in their sense of smell, touch and taste, learn about proportions and are introduced to a variety of shades within one color. Pretend play has a major benefit to social, emotional, and mental development in children and leads to increased communication skills. Children are allowed to be whoever they want to be in pretend play.
Last week we had some extra time to explore limes in class, so the teacher’s placed a juicer on the table to encourage the children to juice oranges and limes. The children absolutely loved it!
The children were so excited to squeeze the fruits in their hands, see the juice run down the inside of the juicer, and then taste the remaining skins from the fruit. This was a wonderful experience for them because they were able to do the juicing themselves and experience what it was like to prepare a meal or snack on their own. They were all familiar with orange juice, but this allowed the children to experience the process of preparing it themselves. During this activity, we discussed color, taste, and the names of the fruit. It was a complete sensory experience that allowed the children to taste the difference between the sweet and sour juices. Continue reading
One day in music class, Miss. Tiffany introduced a new instrument and the children were absolutely amazed. We learned that the instrument was called a “trumpet” and we learned about the different parts associated with this musical instrument. One particular part we learned about were the values on a trumpet, something the children previously referred to as “buttons.” In addition, the children had an opportunity to feel the inside of the trumpet case and continued to comment on how soft it felt.
At the end of this activity, we were privileged enough to listen to the type of noise the trumpet makes. After the children heard the sound the trumpet makes, they came to the conclusion that a monster lives inside of it (ha!). Continue reading
On the first day of school, the children began a conversation about the sky. Two of the children were telling another child that there are seven skies. The teachers overheard this discussion and asked, “What are the 7 skies?”
The students lifted their hands as high as they could in order to show that this was the “highest level of sky.” Then, they began to list the order:
First is “heaven sky”
2) Space sky
3) Earth sky
4) Dirt sky
The teacher asked, “What is dirt sky?” They answered, “That is the sky that we are on, we are walking on it, it is right on top of the dirt.” Continue reading
A group of children were researching projects on the Little Bits Website and came across something that piqued their interest. The children watched a video of the project rotating and were inspired to recreate it. However, before we even got started, we had two big problems to overcome: Continue reading