Theme of the Month: Winter!
Lincoln Checking Out Ice
We froze some ice and put it in a tray. The kids used some of their senses to explore the properities of ice! We got the tweezers and the magnifying glasses out!
The beginning of winter season comes along with many, many holidays where families gather and eat together! So we kept our kitchen opened and cooked up some really amazing feast! Here's Zara and Natalie calling out some orders!
This class loves playing with blocks! We especially love making ramps for ourselves and the cars!
Lincoln Checking Out Ice
Show Off Our Work
In the month of December, we participated in many winter themed activities. Some of these activities include, creating and playing with fake snow, playing with ice at our STEM center, making winter creations at the art center, reading winter themed books, and having holiday dinners at the dramatic play center. We experimented with fake snow in the water table by mixing conditioner and shaving cream with baking soda. We engrossed ourselves in many winter themed stories such as There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! by Lucille Colandro, and Snow Sounds by David A. Johnson. A few of our preschool friends also held a puppet show with Miss V. Next month we are looking forward to activities that go along with our January theme, Out of This World!
Snacks and Birthdays
We also celebrated a few birthdays in November and December! Thank you for all the delicious treats , muffins, cupcakes, and cookies!
Happy birthday to...
Take it Home!
Baking soda / corn starch
Shaving cream/ Conditioner
(to have it feel cold like real snow just put it in the freezer overnight)
Shaving cream and cornstarch.
Mix equal parts shaving cream (foam, not gel) and cornstarch for this recipe, which makes a dense, foamy snow that is very easy to mold. Cornstarch and lotion. Mix together equal parts cornstarch and lotion for this crumbly snow recipe.
Iodized salt and water
Pour about 15 ounces of iodized salt into a mixing bowl.
Add a very small amount of cold water. Begin with a teaspoon amount and stir the snow and water with a fork. ...
Keep stirring with a fork to fluff up your salty snow mixture. When it gets to a fluffy texture then you are ready to enjoy your snow!
"It's a cat that's a unicorn!"-Iris
Lincoln and his special friend made a zoo, yes there is also an aquarium.
First just Ivan was listening but then more joined! They were very focused!