ECC Weekly News - 1/24/2020
Early Learners talked about Winter weather and Snow. After reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, we asked the children what they liked to do while playing in the snow. Some said "Play" others said "Make a snow man". We then talked about the snow tracks that the boy made in the story and made our own tracks by dipping penguins, polar bears, and people in paint then stamping them onto paper.
Preschool 1, 2 and 3 read the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keatz. In the book the little boy Peter enjoys a snow day. We talked about what the children like to do in the snow. A lot of them said they liked to build a snowman. To go along with the theme we all made snowy play dough. The children were able to build play dough snowmen out of it. They gave their snowmen their own look by putting eyes, a nose, and even a hat on him/her. By molding the dough and rolling it this helps immensely with their fine motor skills. We can't wait for you to see them!
The children in the Preschool 4 classroom love science exploration and discovery. After placing a bin of water on the floor, it didn't take long for curious minds to gather around. We started a discussion about what might happen if we placed different objects in the water. Deciding to put their theories to the test, we conducted a sink or float experiment. Each child found a small toy to toss into the water, but not before predicting whether the item wound sink or float. The preschoolers were surprised that some toys floated while others sank. They had so much fun learning about density as they repeated the experiment over and over.
Pre-K 1 worked on adding and subtracting this week. They enjoyed using the counting farm animals to solve their math problems. They also worked on putting together puzzles. Puzzles are one of their favorite centers to play in. It was a great week with lots of hands on learning!
Pre- K 2 - After reading Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright we talked about what will happened to snow when it gets warm. Then they each created a snowman. After creating their snowman, they each wrote down what they had to keep away from the snowman to prevent him from melting.