Free play time
|look at that balance|
We loved being outside again
Outdoor play fosters positive opportunties for growth and development
- Cognitively: preschoolers are exposed to new words and ideas such as cold, hot, and warm; trees, leaves, flowers, and dirt; snow and ice; clouds, wind, and rain.
- Socially: preschoolers often use their imaginations and role play more actively when playing outdoors.
- Emotionally: preschoolers build self-confidence as they explore and interact with nature.
- Physically: preschoolers get much needed exercise and they get to release some of that pent up energy. http://www.teachpreschool.org/2009/10/preschoolers-should-go-outside-everyday/
Before our small groups started we did our eye screening with the Lion's Club (super simple, they took a picture of each students eyes!)
Then we learned how to use the candle warmers to melt crayons for our crayon color mixing
We used crayons to see how the colors mixed as they melted on the candle warmers
We ripped paper to see how the paper mixes together. We put blue and red together, red and yellow together, and blue and yellow together. Students noticed that they papers didn't really mix to make the secondary colors: purple, orange, and green. For students who did the primary colors yesterday, they got a chance to see what color would be created with lots of different colors of paper.
We used primary colors to make artwork with Q-tips. We could use the Q-tips to mix the colors and make the colors we have been talking about this week.
We used letters to spell different color words.
Time for our experiment: What's going to happen to the paper if we blend it up?
Some students tried an assortment of colors: black, orange, yellow, pink, white, blue
What color do you think it will be?
After we were done we felt what the pulp felt like.