Look what kids can do with a few shapes and a little glue! Here are some art projects from our transportation unit.
Transportation was a recent theme of study in our classrooms. Children learned about ground, water, and air transportation. Art projects incorporated math concepts as children created vehicles from shapes and created a countdown rocket. An airport dramatic play area, complete with a ticketing counter and airplane was a favorite of the children.
Baby, it’s cold outside! I bet you are staying inside and trying to stay warm in this wild winter weather. Are you going a little stir crazy? Are you running out of ideas to keep your kids busy? Here are a few science activities that they will enjoy. Hang in there, spring will be here before we know it.
⁂ Snowflake Observation On a snowy day, take a piece of black construction paper and catch snowflakes on it. Use a magnifying glass to observe the individual snowflakes. Ask your child to describe the differences between each snowflake, explaining that no two snowflakes are exactly alike.
⁂ Melting Snow Fill two bowls equally with snow. Place the bowls on an indoor counter or table. Pour salt on one bowl of snow and leave the other bowl salt free. Ask your child which bowl of snow does he/she think will melt faster; hence they are creating their own “hypothesis” as to the rate of melting that will occur in each bowl. Check back throughout the day to see if their hypothesis was correct.
⁂ Expanding Ice When waters turns to ice, it expands. Fill an empty can with water, stopping about 1/2 to 1/4 inch from the top of the can. Use a permanent marker to mark the water line on the outside of the can. Put the can on a tray and place it in the freezer. Leave the can in the freezer for a few hours or overnight. The ice will be higher than the water line and will have appeared to have grown overnight.
⁂ Snow Ice Cream (For the bravest of parents) Place a large clean bowl outside when the snow begins to fall. When you have approximately one gallon of snow collected, bring indoors. Add one cup granulated sugar and three tablespoons vanilla extract. Scoop into cups and pour milk over the snow for the desired consistency. You can use chocolate milk for extra flavoring. Sprinkle a small amount of sugar over the cup and enjoy.
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Just as we have opened our registration for the 2015-2016 school year, it is also time to register children for the 2015-16 kindergarten school year at Hilliard City Schools. HERE is a document that will provide you with more information about registration. You can also find the same information on their website. Please look over the information carefully. If you have questions, please feel free to either ask Robin or your child’s teacher. We would be more than happy to help.
We have the BEST families at HUMC Preschool! We donated 1007 books to Nationwide Children’s Hospital! Yes, 1007 Books! Our families know that every child deserves a bedtime story. Thank you for your contributions to Nationwide Children’s Reach Out & Read program.