"I see a pair of green gloves"
" I see a glass box"
" I see a few holes"
"I think this is a fish tank"
"I think the gloves are to feed the fish"
"I think we could fill in water to the box"
We are scientist and we need to be safe while we do our experiments. We are communicating and we are making connections. We made ooblick and many of the Busy Bees said that it looked like cake batter. We talked about the texture and the way it moves from a solid to a liquid.
The Busy Bees spent an entire morning painting the things that they see out in the garden. The observed the thing that they need to paint very carefully spent a great deal of time on perfecting their drawing. We did a gallery walk and made sure we listen to all our friends while they explained their masterpiece.
What did I learn as a scientist??
What is sink??? Does the object really stay at the bottom??
We experimented with ramps and found out that some objects rolled down the ramp faster than others. The conversations round the table really helped the Busy Bees to have a better understanding about how they need to set up the ramp, and the objects they need to roll down the ramp.
Why do I hear a strange sound??
Can I grade the shells in order of size??
Can the shell make an impression on the sand??
Our very own compost bin
The Busy Bees had many questions about the compost bin and they have recorded their observations. They will use the compost to grow their own plants.
Watching seeds grow
The young sceintist planted the seeds themselves and they made sure that they watered the plants everyday.
Sorting seeds in the science center helped our students with their fine-motor skills as well as their observation skills. They were given a mixed bowl of seeds which they had to seperate in to four small bowls.
What is a microcope??
Why do I have little lines on my thumb print??
Scissor skills which builds our concentration
The boys are learning to work as group while experimenting with the scale.
Work in progress sign has helped our young builders to save their work.
The Busy Bees are working on their sequencing skills.
Making our thinking visible
"Do I have a shadow and does it follow me around??" was a question asked by one of our young learners. We went out this week when the sun shone for a bit to meet our shadow. The Busy Bees had so much to see and so much to say....
We stared our unit by tracing our face on a mirror. This activity helped them to see the different parts of their face and the way they have changed within the few months.
We are looking at ways we have become more independent and the way we have changed mentally and physicaly.
"I am trying to put together a "ME" puzzle"
"I spend my vacation in Philippines and I am drawing the beach we had so much fun "
" I will be four very soon and I am going to have four candles on my cake"
"I am working hard as I have so many patients to take care"
Happy Birthday Taya!!
We set up a table with some plants, flowers and branches for the students to observe. We encouraged the children to look at the colours, shapes and the lines on the leaves. We provided them with magnifying glasses to have a closer look. They drew what they saw and then the drawings were mounted on paper frames for others to appreciate and have a better look.
Our little parade of the nations... America, India, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Colombia and Sri Lanka.
What is a scientist??
We saw the reaction of vinegar and baking soda.
We made great observations and drew what we saw.
Bo's dad Paul entertained the Busy Bees with two of his favourite stories....
What is gloop?? A big question all the students had when the word was mentioned. Cornflour and water. I wanted the scientist to explore and not to be restricted to a small tray so we used the big tables to conduct our experiment.
Through this activity the students were working on their fine motor skills, social skills and their communication skills.
We explored the properties of gloop the way it changers from a liquid to a solid form. The Busy Bees added colour and then a bit of Vanila essence to see the changers of smell and colour.
Waht do I see??
We did an experiment using water, Sprite and raisins. Please do ask your child about their observations.
We always try to make a note of what we saw.
Yoga can help develop young bodies, brains, self esteem and emotional health.
Working on our thinking skills...
We use the speech bubble to express our ideas.
What does the brain look like?
We had a great story session when Joe's grandma paid us a visit.
Story time with Hanna, Francesca's sister from grade 1..
Fatima's story was about Ihsan's first day at school...
We read a few great books with Mr. Prewitt.
Ms. Laura Manni and Mr. Aquil-li Ruiz working with a group of students as to how they could be good observers and the way they could make their thinking visible.
Unlocking our brain...
Can you find 20 thinks in this picture?? What do I see?? What do I think??
Expressing our feelings...
What do scientist do??
The Busy Bees are learning how to be good scientist. They are using their eyes to observe, their ears to listen, their mouth to share ideas and they are learning to take turns.
The mood graph has helped the Busy Bees to express how they feel during the day and to understand the feelings of their friends.
Reading with my buddy and pretend play is a great way to share our ideas.
Using everyday material such as teabags in art.
Working on our fine-motor skills and numbers.
Painting with marbles which helped in colour mixing and co-ordination.
Life skills with Mr Pewitt
Having fun and building friendships....