Today we learned about the Letter C using our Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum materials and ideas. After circle time (calendar, weather, intro to the Letter C, and a song), I made a large C on the floor using tape. Putting their gross motor skills to use, the girls rolled a cotton ball along the path and whenever I said a "C" word, they crawled like a cat.
I asked the girls what happens if clouds are on the ground and was even able to point out the fog that was still left outside. Then they put cotton balls on their LEGO structures to make it a cloudy day in LEGO land!
We talked about what some of their favorite outdoor activities are and drew a picture on the cover of their MGT journal. The girls get really excited to fill out these journals, it's hard to hold them back from completing it all at one sitting.
|Drawing a picture of herself playing on the swings!|
Next, we did some super fun (yet very easy!) science experiments...We discussed what we think clouds are made of and talked about what shapes we've seen in the sky.
|"Look Mom, I made a heart shape cloud!"|
I asked a lot of "I wonder" questions... I wonder how we can make the sponge heavy or light and I wonder what happens if you squeeze the sponge quickly or if you squeeze it slowly. The girls made several predictions and had a blast exploring with the water and sponges.
MGT supplied us with some starch noodles and by using a damp cloth and getting the noodles wet, the girls could stick them together and make cloud shapes.
At the end, I just let them go at it and do their own experiments - they wanted to see what happens if you completely soak the noodles and what would happen if you squish them all together.
They concluded that the noodles dissolve, but not before making a mess! :)