October 31, 2016- Pumpkin Study

Our preschool class has begun an investigation with pumpkins as our focus.  We are creating a documentation panel outside of our classroom in the hallway.  We posed two different questions for the students to consider when observing a large orange and white pumpkin- “I see…” and “I wonder…”  Megan and I are documenting what the children are saying as well as adding pictures and art work.  As we move through the topic based around the children’s interests, we invite anyone who stops to read about our work, to make a comment or write a question on a sticky note provided.  This makes our work more dynamic and interactive!

In our science and math center, we are doing many activities related to pumpkins: weighing, drawing, observing, reading about, and pounding

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October 7th- STEAM

Today we were world travelers and architects.  We started by taking a virtual trip to the White House and then to the other side of the world to see the Great Wall of China!  The children worked together to build these famous structures noticing details, shapes, lengths, and sizes.

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First stop- Washington D.C.

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We hopped in our airplane and headed to China!

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For our long walk along the wall, we packed a “backpack” with snacks and water!

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We needed LOTS of steps!

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We counted 4 columns for the White House.

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Examining the details!

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The Great Wall is very tall as well as long!

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Don’t forget the tourists!

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“The fountain is 4 fingers tall!”

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What’s the White House without the first family?

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The front of the White House has never looked better!🙂

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The Great Wall wouldn’t be complete without tour guides!