Wrapping It Up
Our amazing preschoolers have welcomed Spring with gusto! We learned about farm life and the importance of animals who give us so many things we need. We “milked” a cow, then made chocolate chip cookies to dip in our milk! We watched how sheep are sheared, and we carded real wool to make it straight and smooth for spinning! We watched some eggs hatching and saw how the wet baby chicks dry and become fluffy! We compared the new babies to the older chicks that hatched 4 weeks ago, and noted the changes in their size, coloring, feather texture, and peeps! We spent some time in the STEM lab learning about the forces of wind through some engaging, hands-on experiments, and we got to make our own “wind dancer” with colorful ribbons. Mrs. Johnson (our STEM teacher) is SO wonderful! She took some great pictures that I will share with you through email!
Wake Up, It’s Spring, by Lisa Campbell Ernst, is a joyful way to celebrate this season of newness and awakening. As the sun warms the Earth, the Earth wakes the earthworm, who wiggles and sings to the seed. The seed sprouts and nudges the ladybug, who in turn tickles the rabbit’s ear to wake him. The chain of creatures react to the coming of Spring in unique ways, and it culminates with a family and their pets waking to dance with everyone in the warm sun. The text is beautifully, richly written, but simple and understandable. It and lends itself to a variety of activities as we head into our Spring Break and holidays that come with this time of year!
We will finish the month of March with the color green and the diamond shape. We will introduce and practice the letter “Rr.”
Dates to Remember
- Thursday, March 29th at 11:25 – Egg hunt. Please send in your stuffed eggs by Wednesday morning.
- April 2-6, 2018 – Spring Break – school closed