The Lady Bug group enjoyed take me outside day! We packed our wagon and headed out to our forests in the back of the school. We read stories in the morning and drew pictures of what we seen in the forest. The Kinders chose to play hide and seek for most of the morning so we did just that. We came inside for lunch and then headed right back out at 1 pm. We enjoyed snack outside as well, in the am and in the pm. The Kinders spotted a cat and were very interested in it but it quickly ran away from us. They decided to make a cat trap! They collected sticks from the bushes, used a tarp for the roof. They even sprinkled water from their water bottles and pretended it was milk. I had many activities planned for the children and this is what they wanted to spend most of their time on. I fully supported this play and the children were very grateful! Our cat trap is still there and the children love to go check it everyday to see if they got the cat!
The Lady Bug group have been exploring forts. They have taken so many different materials from around the room and have created forts out of it. Take a look at what they have been up to!
We recently took a transit but and went to Frasers Grove Park to eat our lunch and play. It was a beautiful sunny day. The children chose to eat on a picnic bench in the sun. We then explored the park and played on the structure. A big hit at the park was rolling down the huge hills. They spent a lot of time doing that haha. After that we walked over to the Henderson Library to pick up animal books to help us with our project. The children all got to pick a book and these books stay in our kinder room where the children are able to look at them when they want to.
To end our project about constructing and deconstructing for the Lady Bugs we ventured off to the park to set off our rockets we made. It did not go as planned. The rockets ended up exploding on myself but the children had a ton of fun. They had many conversations about why the rockets did not work well and ideas of how to make them work the next time. Until next time!
The Caterpillar group have been exploring many different animals. They noticed we have many animals that live in the water so they sorted them out from the main bin. We then filled the water table with fresh water, added some blue color to the water and the children got to use the animals in the water. This was a hit as the children played with the water and animals for hours and hours.
The Ladybugs have been exploring "Constructing and Deconstructing" through many different ways. They have created their own sculptures and built their own targets for target practice. They even built forts around the room.