Plants and pollinators!
Updated: Jul 18
We just ended our second week of our summer program…time flies when we are having fun!
During this week, we reviewed botany lessons including the life cycle of a plant, what plants need to grow and how we care for our plants. We reviewed different parts of a tree including the root, trunk, branches, and leaves. We discussed living and non-living, and reviewed different parts of a flower focusing on the stamen and pistil in relation to pollination (and a few flower arrangements here and there :0)
We learned about bees starting with their life cycle, how they make honey and how they help plants make more seeds. We enjoyed the taste of honey and honeycomb treats!
We continue to observe very closely our caterpillars….which are starting to change into chrysalis!
We learned about a famous painter from Europe who enjoyed painting flowers too! We learned about Vincent Van Gogh. We had fun painting our very own still life paintings (sunflowers) and drawing self-portraits.
Hands-on activities, songs, stories, dancing, and short educational videos are incorporated to make the concepts easier to understand and more fun!
Indoor recess and outdoor recess... double the fun!
Charlie finally had his special celebration! He had to wait 4 months, but it was worth the wait! Charlie finally had his turn to “walk around the sun” 5 times! Happy 5th birthday!
Thank you for the frozen treats, we all enjoyed it!
The Hokey Pokey!
Our classroom is in constant movement as children go from one activity to the next. At the end of the day, I make it a point to ask what their favorite activity was. Please don’t worry if your child is unable to recall what he/she learned on any given day. Please keep in mind that children are not expected to memorize or fully understand the concepts presented. During the first plane of development (ages 3 to 6) we share information and engage children in fun activities to keep them interested and engaged. Think of it as “planting seeds of knowledge” every day!