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 [...]
You can't have too many carrots unless you are the rabbit in the super sweet and funny picture book "Too Many Carrots" by Katy Hudson.
With spring upon us, I was chomping at the bit to start exploring bugs, flowers, gardening - you know - all that springy stuff but my students had a different idea in mind. They wanted to do a Skeleton Day! So smack in the middle of our first week of spring, we stopped to explore the skeletons inside our bodies.
The flannel board is such a great teaching tool when you think outside the box a bit. This week, we turned the flannel board into a raindrop measuring graph!
The month of March roared in like a lion and has continued to be crazy weather ever since. This crazy weather system gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about the different kinds of weather all month long.
My students and I loved the experience of exploring and observing the growth of a caterpillar to a butterfly!
Did you know you can make ice grow? See this simple ice science activity in action!
The basics of science in the preschool classroom.
Bubbles are the quintessential children's toy! They are inexpensive, easy to find, and can provide hours of entertainment. Bubbles are a wonderful multi-sensory activity. Today I'm sharing 10 ways to explore bubbles in your home or classroom... Let's begin with the bubble blowing basics. You will need some sort of bubble solution. You can buy your own bubbles by the gallon or you can make your own bubbles. You will see a few recipes in [...]
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!