Our morning began with some dinosaur exploration. We checked out the science table and replica fossils, enjoyed practicing our pre-writing skills and playing with our dinosaur friends.
The class was treated to a very special snack this morning...the most adorable Fruit Dinosaurs! They were a huge hit!
Once we were finished with snack we headed over to the other wing for a special group art project. The children were very excited to take their shoes off and strap on some dinosaur foot plates and walk like the dinosaurs did. Some were hesitant at first but quickly changed their minds and we all had some prehistoric fun stamping with our feet!
After all the excitement we returned to our room for a science experiment that required a bit of imagination. We talked about how the scientists that study dinosaurs are called paleontologists. We learned that paleontologist study rocks and have special tools called pickaxes which they used to chip away at the rock and uncover dinosaur fossils. I asked the children to imagine that they were paleontologists. I gave them each a plate, a chocolate chip cookie (a prehistoric rock) and a few tooth picks (their pickaxes). We pretended that the chocolate chips were dinosaur bones and that we had to use our pickaxes to very carefully chip away at the rock and free the dinosaur bones. Once the dinosaur bone was free we could stop pretending and eat the chocolate chip! Talk about a task that kept every one engaged and wanting more! We may have a few future paleontologists in the making!
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.