There were a lot of blocks that were out in the environment this morning so when we decided it was time to clean up, our friends hatched a plan! They made a ramp to slide all of the blocks into their respective spots.
We decided to take a nature walk this morning! Friends gathered around on the carpet with their jackets on, ready to take on the neighborhood.
Before we headed out of the yard, we observed a few things in the backyard: small littles flowers already starting to bloom as well as the buds on the trees!
We looked for these signs of spring throughout our walk. Friends also talked about what’s going to happen to the buds when it gets cold again and starts snowing.
We said hi to a few animals that we saw throughout our walk: squirrels, dogs, chickens, and birds!
There was a tree stump that a couple of friends noticed while on our walk. Children took turns looking at the rings on the trees to tell us how old the tree was when it was chopped down. We estimated how many rings we saw on the stump.
Tate ran his hand along bricks so friends followed along. Descriptive words were used to describe how it felt on our hands including rough, bumpy, and hard.
In large group, we read a story titled, ‘How To Catch An Elephant’. After we read the story, we talked about what animal we would want to catch! Friends gave answers such as lion, tiger, dog, monkey, and bear!
As we were doing calendar, friends noticed that it was a special day. I asked the group if they remembered who’s birthday it is today. Tate raised his hand and said, “It’s George Washington’s birthday!”. We talked about George Washington and how important he is as far as our history of the United States. I pulled up a picture of him to show the group. Friends were curious when Washington was alive so I looked up when he was born and when he was in office. It was almost 300 years ago!
Talking about George Washington got us on the topic of our current president, Donald Trump. As we were talking about the presidents duties while in office, Tate shared that he heard that Donald Trump was going to build a wall between our country and Mexico. So, we grabbed the map and found where the line between the United States and Mexico lands. The following comments/questions were talked about:
“What will the wall look like?”
“Will planes be able to fly over the wall?”
“Do you know what? In Canada, there’s half a wall there!”
..oh the conversations we have!
Breakfast– Whole grain oatmeal with blackberries.
Lunch– Scrambled eggs with shredded cheese, whole wheat bread, banana, and green beans.
PM snack– Air popped popcorn and plums.
Wee Sprout– Cucumbers.
Have a great night!
Link to pictures: WF 2/22