Lately, we have been learning all about seeds. We are switching now to exploring how different animals grow. With Easter coming, we decided to start with eggs. I began by reading Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada. Continue reading
I put out the books for the children to go through when they were finished with their snack. We have been talking about seeds for a couple weeks now. I have had these books with me each week. At this age, repeated reading is extremely important.
The kids were so excited to look through the books! They were able to recognize the parts of a plant, different seeds, and were overall very interested! I loved it!!! For time sake, I actually had to stop them so we could move on! This week we were going to grow grass seeds.
Last week, we looked at one seed, a bean seed. This week, we examined and studied several different seeds.
I think that I speak for most of us in Michigan when I say, I AM READY FOR SPRING! So ready, in fact, that I decided to skip to some of my spring lessons. We began by reading “The Seed Song” by Judy Saksie. There really isn’t too much to this book. It is a song about growing seeds, but I really wanted to show the pictures to the children and I had it in big book format which made it even better.
After learning about the water cycle last week, I thought that it would be fun to do a review of what we learned and have some sensory play! I began by using the felt water cycle illustrations and vocabulary. We went through and discussed the cycle again. I was really impressed with how much the preschoolers remembered from the prior week!
This week, we learned about the Water Cycle! In preparation, I checked out every book on the Water Cycle from the library. I put out a bunch of the books for the kids to look through. The kids LOVED looking through these books! There were a bunch of pictures of rain, snow, tornadoes, lightning, and all different kinds of weather. Then we got down to business…
This week, I introduced the phases of the Moon to our Future Scientists. We covered the New, First Quarter, Full, and Last Quarter Moon phases.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we decided to create beautiful crystals! The kids designed their own shapes and were able to take home a gift for a loved one.
Last week, we went outside to observe the signs of winter. It had been really, really cold around here so the kids had been inside for several days. They were very happy to get out in the sun and snow!
Although it was FREEZING outside, we decided to create our own ice cream!