The children had a great time making slime! They measured and mixed glue, liquid starch, and food coloring to make the slime. At first they didn’t like the texture, but then enjoyed it as it changed from a liquid into a solid! The link at the bottom will take you to the site to make more slime at home.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our first field trip to the Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit. The kids had a great time learning about adventures up north.
The children had a great time making their very own sensory bags. We used them to write letters, shapes, and numbers! All we needed where: sandwich bags, clear hair gel, a few drops of food coloring, and glitter.They helped each other squeeze the gel into the bags, added food coloring, and then the glitter. We double sealed the bags by using book tape around the top. The children were developing their fine motor skills, language, and social skills. This website has many ideas for sensory bags that you can make at home with your child, https://www.thechaosandtheclutter.com/sensory-bags
Only in Michigan can we have two seasons in one week! We went on a nature walk and collected leaves, twigs, helicopters, branches, and made a collage. This week, we went out for recess and had fun in the snow!
During small group time on Thursday, we explored pumpkins! We used our five senses to describe the appearance, texture (inside and out), smell, taste (seeds), and we counted the number of ribs! After cleaning out the pulp, we counted the number of seeds. We washed them, and put salt on them. Mrs. Dughlas, the cafeteria manager, roasted them in the oven for us. We then enjoyed the pumpkins seeds for snack time, and had leftovers to take home!
We went on a Book Hunt! Every other Monday, we go upstairs to the Media Center (library) to check out books. We went upstairs to the William Ford Library. Mrs. Makled, the media secretary, greeted and introduced the students to the media center/library. Mrs. Abdallah and I showed the children how to check out books in the library. We also practiced how to safely walk up and down the stairs. The students are keeping the books in their reading bags to read during Daily 5 time.