Today on the Kozy Heart farm we are learning about sheep! We read the book From Lamb to Sheep, by Jillian Powell, to find out about the life cycle of sheep, and found some interesting vocabulary:
Ewe- girl sheep
Ram- boy sheep
Flock- a group of sheep
Did you know that lambs are born with long tails that are cut off after they are born? It's called docking.
We also read a book called Counting Sheep and made our own counting sheep craft to help us practice writing the numbers 1-5.
Today was a very exciting day for our March is Reading Month Book Graph! Today we reached our goal of reading 100 books during the month of March! We are so proud of all our preschoolers, and would like to thank the parents for helping all of our students be super readers! Keep up the reading at home, and see our Flickr group for a super cute picture of all the students in front of our completed graph :)
On Tuesday we learned about cows and read David Milgrim's book, Cows Can't Fly. The next day (piggy day) one of our students came in with a book that he created called, Pigs Can Fly. He retold Milgrim's book and changed the characters to pigs to match our theme! He even remembered the pictures from Milgrim's book and recalled the sequence of events! We are very proud of our little author. Please flip through the images below to view his work!
Or view and share the book here.
Today we learned all about cows!! We started the day reading, Cows Can't Fly! by David Milgrim followed by Cows written by Peter Brady. We talked about the products that we get from cows and then.....we milked our class cow, Carla.
We also made cardboard tube cows and learned lots of cool cow facts! Did you know that an adult cow can weigh 1,000-3,000 lbs? Did you know that a dairy cow can give milk up to 10 months after giving birth to a calf? Or that cows have 4 stomaches?! Ask your preschooler what they know about cows!
To transition from our spring/growing theme from last week, we are learning about farms. After brainstorming words we already knew that are associated with farms, we looked at two books: the fictional Farmer Duck, by Martin Waddell, and the non-fiction All Around the Farm, by Heather Alexander. We then recalled a few more words we had learned after reading those books, and completed our awesome farm word wall.
This week we'll be focusing on our farm theme! Click here for lesson plans
There are lots of things growing in the Kozy Heart Preschool Classroom this week! During this unseasonably warm week (it seems more like summer than fall!), we have been spending a lot of time outside and learning about how seeds grow. We also have an experiment going inside where we are observing what happens when seeds don't get any water or sunlight.
Outside, we are growing our own classroom of grass people. We filled old nylons with dirt and grass seeds, and can't wait to see the results!
Today we also took advantage of the nice weather and did some bubble art outside. After putting food coloring and dish soap in some bubble liquid, we used bubble wands to blow bubbles at our papers. The bubbles popped, leaving a cool circular outline and colored spatter.
For math, we have been practicing our counting using seeds, and making patterns with sidewalk chalk.
Book graph update: So far we are up to 82 books! It is amazing that everyone has been doing so much reading at home, keep it up! We have another whole week to reach our goal of 100, so don't forget to bring in your library cards.
We've had a week long celebration of all things St. Patrick's day related. Yesterday Mrs. B came to read us and we had so much fun! We got to graph (and eat) lucky charms cereal for math, go on a leprechaun gold hunt in the backyard, and even get our hands messy with green hair gel! We even grew leprechaun eggs (aqua gems) in our classroom!
Today we made a rainbow in a bottle using liquids with different densities and food coloring. We talked about what it means for something to be a liquid and then our scientists-in-training made observations about our rainbow bottle. Going along with the rainbow theme was our rainbow rice sensory bin. The kids loved playing with the rainbow rice and it was very easy to make. Check back soon for more pictures and details about our St. Patrick's day celebration!
St. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday, we are making it our theme for the week! Check out some of the awesome
activities we will be doing this week!
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March is reading Month, but March is also women's history month! This week we will learn a little bit about famous women from history, starting today with Florence Nightingale. Nightingale was a famous nurse who lived in the mid-late 1800's and really improved healthcare quality. After reading a book about her, we talked about how nurses help people. Then we made our own special band-aids and our own pretend hospital. The students had fun wrapping each other's pretend "boo boos" with some pre-wrap.
This morning we also started adding books to our book graph! Don't forget to have your student return their library card with signatures on the back for each new book your have read together. Another new feature we have in our room is the writing center. After attending a conference for preschool teachers over the weekend, we got a lot of great new ideas for activities and centers that will make our classroom even better!