Today we talked about the EIGHT planets in our solar system! After creating our own awesome space helmets, we went on an outer space journey, where we used our sense of touch to feel what other planets are made of. Ask them what Jupiter is made of! We learned a lot about our solar system by reading the book Planets by Jennifer Dussling. Afterwards, we reviewed what the planets look like, and why there is no life that we know of on any of them.
For our math activity, we colored and numbered pictures of the planets in our solar system, and glued them in order away from the sun. We also brainstormed more words that we could add to our space word wall; the students came up with more excellent words. All they need now are space suits and they will be ready to travel the solar system!
Today we started our new unit, body & senses. We introduced the kids to the 5 senses and we talked about our hair (color, texture, style, etc). Miss Nicole even put her hair up in a funny style with lots of feathers. In circle we experimented with what happens when you rub a balloon on your hair. Needless to say, the kids were very intrigued! We also read the book, Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg.
For our letter practice, we worked on "h" for hair and some of us even took the super-duper-preschool challenge of spelling the word "hair." During art time we explored with textured fingerpaints. The preschoolers had fun painting and describing what the paint felt like. We used coffee grounds, sand, glitter, and fake snow mixed in with our paints to create different textures.
During science time we used sensory tubs full of water and soap to "make" our own shampoo in bottles. We added food coloring and scented oil to our water too. We got our hands sticky with writing numerals in hair gel during math time. Lastly, we played barbershop and hair salon with brushes, combs, and mirrors. We had a great day learning about hair and our sense of touch!