November 2013

G is for [sugar] glass

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Sugar glass looks and feels almost like real glass only it is made purely of sugar. I prepared several batches of sugar glass to take to preschool and explore.

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Going on a looking walk

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After reading “The Looking Book,” I gave each child their own pair of lookers to wear so we could head outdoors and take our own looking walk!

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Science: Fun Friday features

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Last week, the Discover and Explore team invited our blogging friends to share their best science activities.  We received a wonderful response and would like to highlight a few of our favorites today.. Crafting Connections shared some fantastic ways to encourage young scientists with this practical guide… Blog Me Mom shared this really cool red […]

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Investigating the parts of a spider through fine motor play

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I have always wanted to try gelatin play and finally took the time to put it together using our own version of spider parts and it was totally worth it.

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Planning a Thanksgiving feast

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Every November, we celebrate Thanksgiving in our classroom in much the same way other classrooms around the country do: by having a Thanksgiving feast.  Today, I’d like to share with you the preparations that take place before our big celebration… The first thing we must do when preparing for our feast is to plan our […]

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The itsy bitsy play about spiders in prek

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Our Pre-K class explored the Itsy Bitsy Spider by making an itsy bitsy play. We began by talking about four key words in our song: spout, rain, sun, and spider.

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Itsy bitsy spider water play

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We have been singing and reading about the Itsy Bitsy Spider and my oh my this is truly a fun song or rhyme to extend into some Itsy Bitsy waterplay!

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Making our own very busy spiders and spider webs

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Spiders are quite common around our preschool and so we spent a little time reading about and making our own very busy spiders.

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Explore and discover bubbles in a bowl science

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Today’s explore and discovery linky is all about science! I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed this simple science process with bubbles and water color!

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Creating with natural materials: Fun Friday features

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Last week, our Discover and Explore crew asked our fellow bloggers to link up their favorite posts about creating with natural materials.  Today I am sharing a few of the posts that I found to be really interesting and unique… Danya Banya shared these awesome painted seed pods.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen seed […]

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