Mar 27

Spring song for preschool

The preschool students loved learning and singing this song as they welcomed in spring.

Mar 27

Breezy the Flying Seed

The preschool students used their fine motor skills to color a picture of Breezy the Flying Seed. Then they used their scissor cutting fine motor skills to cut it out.

They folded one ear down to the front of the seed face and one ear down to the back. Then the fun part began.

They held their Breezy seed up high above their heads and let it drop to the ground to fly. This was a fun, whimsical activity to give them some indoor activity.

Mar 27

A trick with $1.00 and 2 paperclips

The preschool students were amazed at the results of this trick involving $1.00 and 2 paperclips. I only had a $5 bill in my wallet but it doesn’t matter what size denomination the bill is for the trick.

Fold the dollar in half one way and clip a paperclip on the folded side and the inside fold. Fold the dollar in half the other way and place another paperclip on the other end attached to the other inside fold.?

On the count of 3, pull the two ends of the dollar bill and watch the paperclips jump off and land on the floor or the table. They will be linked together.

Mar 26

Learning what seeds and plants need to grow

The preschool students started an experiment to learn what seeds and plants need to grow. They filled cups with potting soil and added some grass seeds. Then they added a little water and placed the cups in a sunny window.

One cup, however, is labeled No Sun and one cup is labeled No Water. Each day when the students water their seeds cups, they will not water the No Water cup. They placed the No Sun cup in the closet, but they will water it.

Stay tuned for the results of this experiment and see if the two cups of seeds will grow without sun/water.

Mar 24

Stop Ask First Poisons song

3-4 year old preschool students loved learning the song to help them remember what to do when they see household poisons.

Song borrowed from Poison video here

Mar 24

Mr. Yuk wall

The preschool students love learning about Mr. Yuk.

I sent green Mr. Yuk stickers home to each student. They were to search their homes with their families to locate household chemicals and cleaning supplies. They placed the stickers on the items and took a picture and printed or emailed it. Any kind of picture was acceptable.

Then they returned the pictures to school and we created a Mr. Yuk wall to display many of the items they should be careful about and ask first before touching.

During the week the students painted their own Mr. Yuk faces. This activity is a great way to learn about staying at home and school around many chemicals and cleaning products and bug sprays.

They even made their own Mr. Yuk faces but sticking out their tongues and mimicking Mr. Yuk.

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