What’s Happening This Month…
In the month of February, we explored and discussed the various sources of light. For our light unit we created shadows with flashlights and observed shadows with natural light. We conducted experiments and noticed how plants can be grown in the dark or in light.
As we approach our new unit “Water” for the month of March, the children will critically think and inquire about the properties of water. Activities throughout the unit will prompt the children to learn about water through hands-on explorations and provide opportunities to observe water in our immediate environment. We will gather information through experiments, class trips, literature, and class discussions.
Our focus questions will be:
- Where can we find water?
- What happens to water when it changes temperature?
- What happens when we put things in water?
- How does water help us?
The “Traveling Bears of Pre-K” will soon begin to have weekend adventures with the students! Each Friday a child will take home a bear. The bears will come with a journal in which you can describe their weekend experiences and add pictures of your experiences with the Traveling Bear. Students will then have a chance to share their experiences with the class on Monday!
Art with Ms. Clark
In March we will begin our “Water” unit by exploring with watercolor paint including combining different materials (oil pastels, crayons, markers) with watercolors and experimenting with droppers as well as various brushes. We will also be stamp printing with shapes and making imprints in clay.
Some of the books that will enhance our learning about water include:
- Water Dance by Thomas Locker
- Rain! by Linda Ashman
- Snow by Uri Shulevitz
- Float by Daniel Miyares
- Water Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas
- Please read to your child everyday.
- Pack a healthy lunch and snack.
- Check your child’s mailbox daily.
- Practice zipping coats and jackets.