Winter science in preschool

While I prefer to stay inside by a cozy fireplace during the freezing cold days of winter, our students prefer to be outside digging up chunks of ice. So after zipping up coats, struggling to put fingers in the right holes of their gloves, and putting on boots, the children are ready to go outside and hunt for ice. On this day, the ice was kind of slim pickins' because it had warmed up a bit and [...]

Ice play in preschool

Today, we enjoyed a little ice play. Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most enjoyable for young children. The teacher in this class set out a bowl of ice with some cups, smaller bowls, and spoons... The children scooped the ice from one container to the other... And some children used their hands to pick up ice cubes.... What makes an activity like this so successful is that it is truly all about [...]

We didn’t like painting with popsicles in preschool

I almost did not write about this activity because, quite frankly, it wasn't all that great! But - I decided that it was important to share experiences that don't work out quite as expected. Each child was given a piece of paper and a Popsicle. I thought they would love seeing how they could draw on the paper with the Popsicles! I didn't expect the Popsicles to break off right away. Trying to draw with the broken pieces was much [...]

By | August 20th, 2010|Categories: Professional Development|Tags: , , |8 Comments