SPRING GERMINATES in Preschool at RES
Despite the fact that it is still a bit chilly outside, spring has germinated in our classroom! With TEN days to go until the official arrival of spring, our classroom environment includes numerous
Above: Nests, birds, eggs, and bunnies inspire our thinking around spring time creatures and their habitats.
We also boarded a jet and helicopter and flew off to a distant country to celebrate
THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY (Chinese New Year 2016)! Complete with silk scarves and paper fans, we performed a Chinese Butterfly Dance and then flew back to Richmond, Vermont with enormous appetites!
Pancakes seemed to be the perfect spring time treat to appease our hunger, so we quickly started the cooking process! First, we counted out big and little cups for pancake powder and milk. Then we stirred the two ingredients together until the batter was free of “lumps and bumps”. Next, the smooth batter was poured onto a hot griddle for cooking and flipping!
Finally, THE BEST PART… CUTTING and EATING THE SWEET PANCAKES!
A BIG Thank you to AUGUSTINE’s Grandpa Henry, JAMES, JACK, STELLA and MADELINE J. for the MAPLE SYRUP and FLOUR Donations!
The following day…
Our maple syrup supply was depleted, so we quickly collected sap and started the boiling process after taking a taste test of SAP and SYRUP.
The results of our taste test: 9 students preferred SYRUP and 1 student preferred SAP.
Next week, we will support children’s SPRING WONDERS by asking the question,
“When you dream of spring, what does it look like?”
In order to support children’s thinking, we will read a variety of books (both fiction and non-fiction) about spring and participate in the following activities:
Create wind with our lungs and use straws to move tennis balls across a puddle
Paint Still life portraits of pussy willows
Create a spring scene with sunshine play dough
Plant and care for wheat grass seeds