Showing posts from September, 2011

A is for Apple!

Beautiful apple prints on newspaper

Counting Apple Seeds

 We read books about apples and learned about how they grow.  The "seniors" drew pictures of apple trees.

 Our Amazing "Welcome To Imagine" sign for our open house
We wanted the tree trunk to have a "real" tree look.  We looked around for what might work and then one morning I was sitting at the picnic table and the answer was clear. The children rolled brown paint across the table and pressed the paper on the table. We had our tree trunk! 

Smelling and Touching

Two more senses that we have explored in more detail are smell and touch.

Some of the words the children used to describe what they felt in the box: fuzzy,squishy,bumpy,hard,rough,sticky,heavy,soft,fluffy,long and lumpy.

Our scent bottles smelled like: cinnamon,peppermint,vanilla,cloves,lemon and coconut.

My Wonderful Skin!

We have been learning about our 5 senses and this week we starting talking about our skin.   Skin is very important because it keeps our insides inside of us and allows us to feel different things by touching, like rough and smooth.Skin comes in many colors, so we decided to look at our friends and see how many colors of skin we could find in our classroom.   Each child was asked to draw a portrait of their friend.
Faces have: 2 eyes to see, 1 mouth to taste, 2 ears for listening, 1 nose to smell,  and skin to hold us in.

"So whenever you look at your beautiful skin, from your wiggling toes to your giggling grin... Think how lucky you are that the skin you live in, so beautifully  holds the "you" who's within.