We had such a great time this morning counting monster eyes, building monsters with magnets, feeding monsters numbers and letters and making one of a kind symmetry monsters for art.
During art today the children were able to paint with a variety of colors and then were told to fold the paper in half and press the two halves together. When they opened the paper a beautiful symmetry monster appeared and all we had to do was add the eyes. Some had only two eyes and others had as many as eight!
The highlight of our day was a science experiment in which we blew up "Monster" balloons using a chemical reaction. I love baking soda and vinegar and the awe inspiring reaction it gets every time I use it with children. It never gets old. Today the children were given a balloon and after a discussion about feelings we chose a face to draw on the balloon. Some were happy, some scary, some angry. Then we put some vinegar in the bottom of a bottle, placed some baking soda in the balloon and secured the balloon over the mouth of the bottle. The children got to dump their own baking soda into the bottle and were amazed as the reaction caused bubbles and gas to fill their balloon right in front of their eyes. As you can imagine the next child couldn't wait for his or her turn. Again, Again!
We finished up our morning with some play dough fun.
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.