This week we wrapped up our Bubbles, Boats & Floats unit. The kids decorated shirts for the dirty laundry! Another use for soap and water! They used eyedroppers to mix water and vinegar and also experimented with mixing colors.
Soapy water! We went to the car wash so the kids could experience going through a tunnel and have car washed. Then they created their own car washes. We read the book "Harry the Dirty Dog" and made our own dirty dogs! We used sand and paint to make dirt and painted our dogs. Then we had a pet wash and used soapy water to clean our dogs! We set out plates and talked about what foods we like on our plates. We painted using a fork (making different designs with the fork). They all pretty much ended up brown/purple! Then they washed dishes with soapy water. Your child should be able to identify 4-5 household uses for water.
We also talked about where you can find rocks, what you can find under a rock and sorted rocks by size. They traced rocks on black paper with chalk and then cut out to make collages. The kids tried to match up their cut out rocks with the rock they traced. We played a game what's under the rock. We hid letters under bowls and they had to guess what letter was underneath. They experimented coloring with chalk wet and dry!
We enjoyed the park this week!
This week we talked about fishing, boating, ducks, & waterfalls. The kids learned you have to be very patient quiet while fishing. They created their own sailboats. Danced around using their water fall wands and made silly duck hats.
Dd was the letter of the week!
This month your child will go on a wild water adventure. She will begin by exploring the river. She will make a beaver puppet and make friends with an alligator. Then, grab a fishing pole because your child will spend a week at the lake. She will design a sailboat and experiment with things that sink and float. Water is everywhere and is used for many different purposes. Your child will make soapy bubbles to wash pets and set up a squeaky clean car wash.
We had a very busy week. We took a walk in the greenbelt to check out the river before making our river collages. They saw a turtle, fish and ducks while on their nature walk! We experimented with things that sink or float. We had fun guessing before hand if the item would sink or float! We learned that alligators have about 80 teeth in their mouth at one time, but in a lifetime have a total of 2000-3000 teeth and they are very sneaky. They will sit still and quiet so that no one sees them coming. Did you know an alligator can hold its breath for 20-30 minutes? We made beaver puppets and created beaver lodges using sticks, blocks and play dough. We also worked on the letter Aa this week.