The Owls enjoyed more leaf fun today. We went on a leaf hunt, painted real leaves and finished our morning with an "explosive" science experiment.
We decided to go on a leaf hunt! We went out to the garden and examined many different types of leaves before we decided on which we wanted to bring back to class to paint. The children had no trouble finding the biggest leaves out there. Some were bigger than their heads!
Once we were back inside the creative juices started to flow. One child ask me if we were really going to paint on a leaf. She thought paint was only for paper. Not in the Owl class!
Our morning ended with a bang! We have been working on transferring water with pipettes and today we took that skill a step further. I presented the children with a small cup of colored vinegar, a spoon and a small cup of baking soda. I showed them how adding vinegar to the baking soda caused a reaction and bubbles formed. Once they saw that they were very eager to try on their own. And try they did! Some started slowly dropping one drop of vinegar at a time and watching, listening, giggling. Then some tried adding bigger portions of vinegar with their spoon. Pretty soon the exploring exploded. One child discovered that if you added the baking soda to the vinegar the whole jar of vinegar would erupt in bubbles. This process had to be repeated over and over again. Each time the surprise and wonder was pure and joyful. Most found the whole process intriguing and stuck with if for over a half an hour. This will definitely be an activity we will revisit again and again.
Self discovery is full of joy and wonder!
For some this was very serious business!
A simple experiment that can be duplicated at home. I'm sure your little Owl would love to show you how it works.
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.