Sunday, August 17, 2014

Buzzing Bees

Our classrooms turned into busy beehives as we explored the world of bees. Did you know that there are 3 kinds of bees in a beehive? The beehive is a home to one Queen Bee who eats the Royal Jelly and lays eggs, the Male Drones who mostly relax and Female Worker Bees who have many different jobs.  Teachers presented the Life cycle of a Bee- stages of Egg, Larva, Pupa and Adult Bee. Each child tried to be a part of the bee colony, so we had some Nurse Bees feeding the Larva, House Bees cleaning the cells, Guard Bees inspecting who enters the Beehive and Forager Bees who gathered sweet nectar and pollen. We also worked with beeswax, sampled some Honey, and baked delicious Honey Cakes.











Friday, August 8, 2014

Mad Science Visit during Bubble Week

Mad Science dazzled and entertained children with their workshop on "Fire and Ice". Foggy dry ice storms, balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion amazed children as they learned about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter.







Bubble Week was so much fun! There were bubbles everywhere at the enjoyment of the children.






                 
                     Our garden is growing beautifully-soon we will sample eggplants and tomatoes!



                                       We have also had 4 birthday celebrations in the same week .
                                          Happy  Birthday to Leo, Dev, Naomi and Jonah!





Monday, July 28, 2014

Underwater Adventures and Scales and Tails

We had some wonderful underwater adventures and learned a lot about scales and tails. Ask your children about amphibians and reptiles, you may hear some interesting facts. Children certainly enjoyed the visit from several reptiles and amphibians... We also made our own snakes from strawberries and marshmallows, ocean scene with fish, blue yogurt and graham cracker sand. Children enjoyed puppet show and danced to music with underwater puppets, and of course kept busy in the classroom with various works and materials that we exchange weekly. Below is a small glimpse into our days.




 



 
 



 










 

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Petting Zoo and Flower Power Week

On Tuesday we had some animal friends over! What an enjoyment that was for our children- they were able to feed, pet and brush different animals. We had a donkey, a pony, sheep, goats, ducks and bunnies on the playground!
During our Flower Power Week children enjoyed learning about parts of a flower, what does a flower need to thrive, different kinds of flowers, songs and many arts and crafts, as well as designing their own flowers from food. Lastly, we watched a flower puppet show .