This week we painted with plants, planted seeds, made stamps using fruit and vegetables, and ate plants for snacks. All in honor of plant-eating dinosaurs. You guys can do the meat eaters at home.
We started our week by painting with flowers. Everyone made a variety of different patterns and prints with the flowers. The next day, we made stamps using a bell pepper, an orange, an apple, and an onion.
We also planted seeds in baggies. The children said they need water and sun to grow. We added water and hung them in the window. The next day someone asked if they had grown? They had not. Thursday while half the class was making music with Alex, we made a chart to see how many of each kind of seed we had all chosen. The children noticed by looking at our chart, that most people had chosen to plant popcorn. Lima beans and kidney beans were tied for second place.
After waiting a few days, we decided to observe our sprouting seeds closer. Everyone got to take a close look at their seeds. We asked, "What do you see?" Some answers were: " I see lots of little white things!" "Nothing." "Roots." "I see the stem."
We have been spending a lot of time in the yard. Please apply sunscreen to the children before school if your child needs it. Genevieve donated a bottle to the classroom if we need to reapply later. Thanks!
Quiet time has been sleepy. Five and six sleepers, often.
We have been eating lunch outside too. Our yard does have bits of shade, to sit and eat under.
We took two balls outside to encourage hand-eye, and foot-eye coordination. We used bins of water on the bench to practice pouring and to keep cool. The children took turns playing in the water in pairs.
Whew, it was a hot week!