A dragon, a princess, a superhero, a fairy a firefighter and construction worker. When kids get into dress-up, their imaginations can transform them into whatever they want to be. They are exploring and communicating making sure that everyone is involved in their game. Dressing up as character from a television or movies, or one they made up entirely on their own, can help children develop creative skills.
Colour mixing is something so simple but so exciting for young children. The lesson is vital as well, the basic understanding that when you mix two things a third new thing is created. We loved seeing what those little fingers were doing as they sucked up and squirted the coloured water in each of the droppers. A great fine motor skills activity.
Invitation to Explore
A simple magnifying glass will let kids get an up close view of the veins on a leaf and the details of a flower. It's also a great way to introduce them to items that real scientists use.
Ready to make lemonade
Lemons smell like hmmmm......lemons...
How does it taste?
Salt smells like the sea...
I like the taste of lemons!!
We are making sure that all the sugar is dissolved
Sugar, lemons, salt and water= lemonade..
We are using ziplock bags to mix colour and working on our fine motor skills
In the photos below, you will see examples of how stimulating learning opportunities are created for our young learners. You can see how the children are observing and exploring with the paint, paint brushes, themselves, and each other.
Life skills with Mr. Prewitt
It's not mine...It's ours...
Central Idea:Through exploring and communicating we learn to make sense of the things around us.
Lines of inquiry: Investigating the way objects work
Natural and man-made phenomena
Ways to represent the physical world around us
Developing awareness and safety through communication
Invitation to draw
Setting out a vase of fresh flowers with four blank white papers and water colours, is such an invitation for young adults to try their skills in art. Asking open questions, promote curiosity as they draw: what colour are the petals? are they the same shape? where is the stem?? is the stem underneath the water and how does it look in water? The answers are different from each other and this simple activity helps the children think deeper and investigate more.
Colour and light
We are experimenting with our overhead projector, combining colour and light to make things interesting.
Art inspiration with leaves
What are the little lines called ?? Veins. That sounds like planes.
Exploring colours in the Busy Bee classroom
We read the book "Little blue and little Yellow" and tried mixing playdough to create a new colour.
The boys pretended to be "Little blue" and" little yellow."
We worked hard on mixing the two colours.
The boys are using the magnifying glasses to make sure that every bit of "Playdough" is turned into green.
"Look my ball of playdough looks like the earth."
"Blue, blue, everything around me is blue!!"
A step further
Will it float or will it sink?
The Busy Bees are learning to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments.
Analysing the data and checking their results
Using different types of mirrors to see little objects
Is it a high pitch sound or a low pitch sound?
Story time with Ms. Clark
We are all lined up and ready to check out our books
Cooking combined with math and science
Happy birthday Ihsan!!!
Special helpers for the week
Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting is an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. Each morning, we gather together in a circle for fifteen minutes and interact with one another during four purposeful components:
Reading the morning message
Choosing two songs
Sharing important events
The goal for planning our first week in PREK 3D is on helping our Busy Bees know what they can do in our classroom and giving them simple to remember guidelines along the way. We starting of with a positive I CAN experience which helped us get off to a great start!!
“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein.
Our very first dance party on Thursday!!
The responsible special helpers.
Caring for each other and the environment.
Working with each other and sharing our ideas.
Our visit to the library!!
Happy birthday Zara!!