We played inside again today. We used play dough to make worms. Some of the worms were making letters and words. We also drew gardens with rows of vegetables growing. Hoping it will ever stop raining so we can plant a real garden!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
|The necklace, card, and envelope we worked on this morning|
|Miss Sandy reading us our last storytime.|
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
It was a quiet day at preschool today. There was a lot of building in the block area and a grand teddy bear picnic in the dress up area!
We read a "froggy book," the kids favorite character lately. Of course it was about a warm sunny day and a bike ride, unlike our weather lately.
We decided it was too cold to play in the wet grass. A dance party helped warm us up and get some of our wiggles out.
Thank you to Nathan and his mom Amy for some great donations today. The kids loved the new bug sorters!
Don't forget Thursday is show and tell!
Monday, May 16, 2011
In my search for a real video of earthworms to show the kids I wandered upon an amazing website. www.arkive.org This whole website is dedicated to photos and videos of species from all over the world. The videos are very short and have no voices, just the sounds of nature. We checked out all sorts of garden creatures. Earthworms, hummingbirds, toads, a spider spinning a web and of course a snake by request of my friend Owen. They were almost as a amazed as I was. :)
Before lunch we decided to venture outside in the rain and see if we could find some worms. We were searching everywhere when we noticed the kids and teachers from Head Start walking by. They said they had seen a lot of worms on the road as they were walking. We jumped in line with them and walked down the road just a little ways. Sure enough, there were worms EVERYWHERE! We collected some, said goodbye to our new friends and headed back to school. Then we got started observing them and creating our worm jar!
|Heading out to find worms!|
|Didn't find many under the stumps.|
|None in the garden.|
|Thanks to some friends from Head Start who were walking by |
for pointing us in the right direction.
We found them down the road!
|"What if they try and get off the plates?"|
|They won't be able to get out of here!|
|Our Worm Jar! It contains layers of dirt, paper, some bread, grass|
and most importantly WORMS! When we are not checking on
the worms it has to stay in the dark. Thats the way the worms like it!