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 [...]
Every morning after the children come to preschool, we settle into our morning group time and talk about the weather. It's been interesting how much learning takes place and how much growth and development I have seem stem from this simple process of documenting and talking about the weather.
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!
Learn how to make a rainstick in a bottle! Super simple and fun for children to make and explore!
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.
We recently spent a few days exploring different types of weather. We also focused a great deal on raindrops and clouds. This simple activity that I would like to share with you today sparked some great use of vocabulary and imagination... To begin our discussion on clouds, we read the book "It Looked Like Spilt Milk" by Charles Shaw... This is a classic picture book that perhaps many of you have used in your own [...]
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.
With so many different kinds of weather, we have been able to take notice of the weather changes as we ask the question "What will the weather be today?"
A simple and fun way to explore all four seasons on the sticky table in preschool!
Dreading those cold winter days? See how just spending a few minutes outdoors can make your whole day a better, happier experience.