e is for egg

it was an egg-celent week.  we started the days with egg experiments.  the first one was finding out how to make the egg white white!  yum.  my favorite part of preschool experiments is writing down the guesses of what might happen (hypothesis!).

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then we did the good old floating egg experiment. (the egg sinks in plain water and floats in salt water)

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the dinosaurs moved out, but the eggs stayed in the rice table.  egg cartons were added as an extra sorting tool.

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families brought egg cartons for us to paint.  stay tuned to see the finished result!

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there was egg shape drawing, EGG writing, a conversation about the difference between a circle and an oval.

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animal card sorting.  knowing birds come from eggs, we sorted by “bird” and “not bird.”

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“egg” week brought the opportunity for us to change our breathing time.  instead of pretending we’re blowing up a balloon over our head, we blew up an egg.  of course that means we cracked the egg while we exhaled. : )

m is for mother’s day

SPOILER ALERT:  if you are a mama from preschool and you have not opened your green tissue paper or white lunch bag present, stop reading (and check your child’s backpack…)!

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but may you all know the joy children take in making something for someone special.  this year they were “found items necklaces” (or “things to hang on a nail if the mom doesn’t wear necklaces” as one friend said) with 1 inch photos of each.

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yes, my mom would want this.

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oh, my mom loves this color.

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my mom needs a lot of these.

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my mom wants one of everything.

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totally worth the mess.

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e is for earth day

earth day

when i say EARTH DAY, you say EVERY DAY!

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we were graced with beautiful weather and moved as many of our preschool activities outside as we could.

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earlier in the week we did a two-part project of painting earths.

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first the children painted green land masses (VERY tricky to not paint the whole plate green!).

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later in the day we added in blue water AROUND the green land.

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and since it is X week and we are looking for treasure all week, some glitter was added.

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this planet really is a treasure.

happy earth day 2009.

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earth day 2010 here.

w is for willaby wollaby

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we love this silly, silly song.

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we love reusing items.  here we used paper plates, gray fabric and the one gray plastic bag i could find!  since it was a short week and we wanted to use these at circle time, i made their pieces stick with hot glue.

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and how silly that the elephants we made all had everyone’s names with a W at the front (except for one friend who was in tears because he KNEW his name started with K and not W…we covered the silly name with fabric).

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and how silly that the elephants talked (but only ms. kristin could hear them).

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and how silly that they played hide and seek from the grandma and grandpa friends.

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and how silly that these elephants might be sitting on you at home now!

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