This week we have been learning about fresh ideas for preserving natural resources. Which I believe is great! Never to young to teach this great lesson. This week we have been learning about the water cycle, rainbows, states of water, drinking water and water conservation. This resource is a valuable thing and needed for us to all live. We talked about how important it is for us to stay hydrated by drinking water and how some people don’t have that luxury.
MY CURRICULUM WORKS FOR ME
When I use my Mother Goose Curriculum I find it easy to set out things the night before and I sometimes change activities around to make it easier for whatever age group I am working with for that day. The activities I enjoy doing most from Mother Goose Curriculum are the Creative Corner, and small group math. We also do our Table Top Literacy most days. It’s amazing that the kids are learning self-concept , emergent reading, dance and movement, visual arts, patterns and sorting, vocabulary, fine motor and reading comprehension, all the while having fun. I have been doing play based learning for a while even before I started this curriculum and its nice to have a program that supports my way of teaching.
STEAM STATION FUN
Heavy Clouds – When have you seen rain? My kids answers were, “Just Today!”
What might clouds feel like? ” It feels like slime, or maybe a pillow, another child chimed in and said it feels like nothing”.
We chose to do rainbow bags partially because of a time issue and because my kids are totally into mixing things.
We danced around the back yard pretending to float like a cloud, shake like a thunderstorm and sway back and forth like a rainbow.
Encourage children to explore mixing and spreading colors. Nolan to the right was not sure about it at first but then enjoyed it!
I asked the kids what they noticed about the window? They noticed right away it was rain. This project came on the right day, it was pouring outside. So we had the perfect example of rain on a window. We watched a really cool video about how rain is made as well.
I LOVE HOW THEY TURNED OUT !