Things we learn on a rainy day!

The weather here has been cold and rainy which means instead of piles of snow on the ground, we have mud puddles. But whether it is mud puddles or piles of snow, this weather gives us lots of opportunities to learn new skills. One of the first things we learn is how to put on our own coats. Now this doesn't just happen in one lesson - it takes practice to develop the coordination to put your [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Fine Motor Skills, Outdoor Play, Science and Nature|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Graphing the weather with preschoolers

As I shared previously, graphing with preschoolers is a wonderful way to expand a child's understanding of their world. The children have been exploring the weather with the use of a graph as well... On the top of the graph, the children answer the question "What is your favorite weather?" By titling the graph with a question, the children are encouraged to think about and share what they understand about the weather... The children are [...]

By | March 27th, 2011|Categories: Graphs|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Rainy day chalk drawings in preschool

Today the children were exploring rain and the goal was to make a rainy day picture with chalk... First they were to create a picture with the chalk and then sprinkle some water, like rain, on top of the chalk drawing... The children were interested in making the rain but they were not grasping how the rain (water) made any difference on the chalk. Part of the reason was because they hadn't used enough of [...]

By | March 23rd, 2011|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments