Throughout the month of January we had perfect winter weather. We enjoyed playing outside in the snow, observing snow and ice. We now know that during the winter months some animals hibernate and some have less food because everything is covered in snow. During our walk to the local city park we noticed that squirrels were not there because they are hibernating. But, we saw many hungry ducks! So on our next walk we took some bread with us and we fed them.
The topics for the month of January were Winter and Community helpers in the preschool class. One day we talked about construction workers and their job, what they do, what buildings they build. We talked about many kinds of bridges - over rivers, roads, and their sizes. Then we did an experiment. Using play dough and sticks we tried to make a sturdy bridge that could carry bottles to prove it could carry heavy loads. First, Ms. Suzy tried one and the kids guessed how many bottles it could carry (in a bag). The children could not believe that play dough and sticks could be so strong! Then kids made their own bridge. They were divided into 3 teams and they did a great job! They not only had fun during this experiment but also learned how to work in a team. One of the team´s bridges could carry all 10 full bottles! They were very proud of themselves. January
January was a month full of exciting science experiments for us Kindergarteners. The kids found the "Growing a Pink Crystal" as the most interesting one. Firstly, we had to prepare all the needed materials, then we brainstormed what we would do, how we would do it, and what the results would be. The goal was that a pink crystal would grow on a stone. The growing had to take about 3 weeks and so the kids had to learn how to observe and be patient. In the end we are happy to say that the crystal has grown and we will definitely keep observing it. Science is fun!
2 - 3 Year Old Class