We has Scarlett’s last day on Friday, and it was full of Chick action! We will miss Scarlett, as we welcome our little chicks into the world! We had one arrive before midnight, and the rest all came on their due date of Friday. The last one hatched at 11:30 p.m. We have 7 adorable chicks and here are some of their pictures and I’ll post their hatch pictures too!
Today was a fun day of apples! We went out and picked our apples off the tree. We put seeds on a counting worksheet and made a tree with our colored ink pads and added leaves and apples with our fingers.
We had a tasting party of all different kinds of apples. The favorites were the Honey Crisp, and the Golden Delicious. We all took turns with the apple peeler, and we really liked eating the apple worms that came off the peeler! We put our apples in a pot and cooked them all afternoon with some cinnamon, vanilla, brown sugar, water, and lemon juice. For snack we will eat the applesauce and taste our hard work. Here’s some pictures of our apple peeling buddies!
We are talking about roots, flowers, and seeds. We did an experiment with celery stalks and put them in blue water to see how they drink up the water. They are like little straws and the flowers roots do the same thing in the soil. We made cute flowers with roots, and colored yellow flowers and wrote the letter Yy.
We candled our eggs and found that 11 of our 12 eggs have chicks growing in them! We know they all won’t hatch, but we are excited! Today we made predictions on our eggs and what will come out and the color of the chicks. Here are our results: Scarlett said the green ones will have black, the white one, yellow, and the brown ones might have brown? Ella said the green ones will have blue- the white, yellow-and the brown, red. Avery said the green, pink-the white, white- and the brown, brown chicks. Liam said the chicks will be blue and purple. Blake said the green, orange- the white one will have a bunny!- the brown one will have a cow! We will see who is right and what comes out of our eggs! We cracked open the only egg that wasn’t even fertilized, so there wasn’t a chick. Whew! I’d hate to make a mistake, but it’s pretty obvious when you candle it, that there isn’t a chick at all! Check out or chick pics!
Today we read Blueberries For Sal. We did a Bb practice page, and then painted with real blueberry paint! We are having blueberry muffins for snack that we made this morning, and had blueberries for our lunch. We are stained with blueberries, but they sure were good!
We have had a busy couple weeks of preschool! We have done the letter Aa and are now basking in Bb’s. We read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? We painted brown bears, and today, we colored all the animals in the clothes line, and put them in the order you read them in the book. I’m sure they can tell you the story by now. We also had fun with our mats and M & Ms. What a way to learn, by eating our favorite junk food!
What a fun experience to have! My fellow provider found tad poles at the local garden shop a few months ago, and we went the following day to grab a couple. What a fun thing to watch. We started with 2 fat tadpoles. The kids said “cute”, and I don’t think I would use that word to describe the chubby fish like creatures. They eat pond scum that you need to provide since they would eat bugs that fall into the water if they were in the wild. They are puddle and pond animals, so they feed at night on mosquitoes and other small insects that fall prey to the water. It has been a fun activity to watch the back legs appear, and we still have 1 at this stage, and he is ready for the front legs to pop out any day. The other is a little speedier in his development and has front legs and starting to have his tail diminish. He likes his head above water now, and crawls 1/2 way up on the land. He doesn’t want to give up the water yet until his tail is gone. Here are some pics comparing the two, and just how far they are apart when out of the same batch. They are a lot like children and having a late bloomer! They all get there, but in their own time!.
Check out our frog. The tadpole is just about ready for his front legs to pop out, and the other one is almost a frog. He lost almost all his tail in a week. His back legs have also gotten longer. The tadpole’s back legs are much longer than the other one was at this stage, so we are anxious to see how fast his metamorphosis is.
Today we made cow puppets, and talked about what cows give to us. What milk products do we get from cows? It’s all in a basket to go home, so check it out! Milk comes from cows, cheese comes from cows, but yogurt comes from the refrigerator! Well, not exactly, so I think they are set straight now! We are winding up Ww. and added Ww pics to our water cans. Have a great weekend and enjoy the cool weather to do a little spring cleaning!
We are doing farm animals, and today is, you guessed it, SHEEP! We watched the shearing of a sheep and how a dog can heard them and keep them safe. We then laced up sheep to practice our lacing. We made some really cute sheep out of paper cups and plates. The cotton was soft like maybe a sheep would be, but we haven’t gotten to touch a sheep except at the Stock Show. We are also matching momma’s with their babies. We learned that a Sheep has a lamb, a duck has a duckling, a horse has a foal, etc. Wish you could have had a baaaaaaaaaaaad day too!
Listen to the Barnyard dance and get down to some fun farm music! Here’s the link is you want to paste it in your browser at home. They love it.
M-F: 7:30am - 5:30pm