Happy 2016! We’re in the middle of an impromptu unit on dinosaurs. Our baby dinosaurs that the children are creating are gradually filling out, and within the next week or two will be ready to come home.
The children are learning that birds are the descendants of dinosaurs. You may hear a dinosaur roar in the classroom and see the children walk as dinosaurs.
For the past week, our sandbox has been filled with ice, which fascinated many of the children. You may have noticed a few wet/dirty gloves come home and this is due to their exploration of ice.
“There is water under it!” said one child.
“What is in it?” another child asked. I pulled a leaf out of the chunk of ice he was holding. We talked about how a leaf or a dinosaur could be preserved by ice.
The ice also decorated the little wooden house and became ice cream at an ice cream store. Children watched as it cracked and big pieces became many little ones.
Sneaky Snake took the letters M and U this week. There are three letters left in the alphabet before Sneaky Snake will disappear with all of them, and the children will have to replace the letters.
A few children have become engineers as they worked together to build bridges that spanned the train table to the long rectangle table. It took many tries and many blocks that fell to the ground, but they succeeded!
Luna, who attended Friends last year, visited us and read to the children. They were entranced.
Below are some photos from our adventures!