May 1, 2014
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It’s raw and rainy, so that means a solid morning inside playing. Figured it was a good day to gather some photos and video of where the children are at. So much activity this morning headed off in different directions thought it was a good morning to share, so you can see first hand what happens here.
My morning started off gathering worms. It was easy with all the ones swimming on the driveway. We’ll be using them inside for some preschool exploration after lunch.
The morning started with questions (as usual), but one today offered a chance to learn a little more about changes in matter. “Why are the roads all cracked?” Our winter freezes and thaws which means the hardtop roads crack. Explaining this with water freezing, moving the ground and roadbed up, then thawing and everything settles back. To show how water takes up more space when frozen we put water in a yogurt cup to a mark, then into the freezer. We’ll check to see how much above the mark it is once frozen. Then we’ll let it thaw and check the level again. Still needing more we headed to the rice box. I spread rice over a sheet of paper I held tight. I had the children push up on the paper, which caused the rice to shift. Once stopped pushing the rice settled back with a slight split.
That of course lead to rice box play. There we poured, explored volume of containers, estimating handfuls to fill, figuring out why I always filled with less handfuls, and on.
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The children were definitely engaged, but sitting, so wanted to get a little movement. The youngest were hopping around the room which lead to the inside hopscotch or jumping board to come out for play.
When I see interest waning (as the play becomes less about jumping and more about wacky and wackier jumps) its time to pack it up for another day. With that the play split. Older boys headed off to the blocks and legos which have been a major activity this week.
The girls and youngest got out the lavender scented playdough.
As happens most morning, music was requested as everyone headed off to do their own thing. This always sees to lead to dancing. Just never sure who will join in, except for “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”. That’s a whole group draw. 🙂
Busy, fun, learning always means the morning flies by.