Science and Nature

Xx is for x-ray!

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Before heading off for spring break, my students explored the letter Xx and the best word that I know of to examine the letter Xx is x-ray!

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Butterflies all around the classroom

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Spring is a wonderful time to explore butterflies and their life cycles! Today I am sharing some great ways to learn about butterflies all around the classroom…

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Exploring raindrops and clouds in preschool

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The weather helper informed us that today’s weather was definitely going to be cold and rainy making it a perfect day to explore raindrops and clouds at our sensory table.

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Who cares about the weather?

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As the weather changes, it is a good time to naturally promote conversations and ideas that lead us to explore the weather in the preschool classroom.

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Ice gems

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Exploring beautiful ice gems in preschool…

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Bright and colorful jelly bean science

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After introducing the letter Jj this week, we reinforced our new letter’s sound with some j-j-jelly bean science.

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Waking up our bears

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We are waking our bears after a long winter’s sleep. Come and see our celebration of our hibernation in preschool!

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Tucking our bears in for a long winter’s sleep

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We are making caves for our bears to hibernate in all winter long.

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Time to hibernate

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We are stuffing bears and putting them down for a long winter’s nap for a lesson on hibernation.

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Two second snow science

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This simple winter science is just one example of keeping busy during the cold arctic days of a winter blast here in the midwest!

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Making our mark in the snow

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We are always looking for new and interesting ways to explore snow in our classroom. This one really hits the mark!

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Exploring the sounds of glass

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As part of our study on glass, we spent time exploring the sounds of glass in preschool!

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Exploring and creating with sugar glass

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Our pre-k class participated in exploring and creating beautiful designs and mosaics with sugar glass.

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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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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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Learning with leaves

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After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!

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