Thursday, April 24, 2014

Taste Testing!

This week in Science we have been learning about our five senses. Today we had a taste tasting to show the differences between sour, sweet, salty and bitter. Of course, the girls were looking forward to this experience! :-)

Pictured below are all the items we got to sample today:

Here are my girlies enjoying their sweet donut treat :-)

Of course when they tried the sour and bitter items, they had to be quite dramatic with their facial expressions!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

{BFFs} Best Friends Forever!

While we were away...

Some exciting things happened in the classroom while we were out for Easter break! Cally's Mom had offered to do a "hatching chicks" experience with the girls, and I was beyond thrilled about it. I have always wanted to go through the process of having eggs in the classroom, and see them hatch into chicks. Since Cally's Mom is experienced with working with chickens, it was the perfect year to do it. Over break, she set up a mini incubator in the classroom. Needless to say, when the girls spotted the eggs today, they were quite ecstatic (when are they ever NOT ecstatic you may ask? :P)! Of course, this will be a few weeks' process, so we'll see how patient they are! They were already asking me today if the eggs were hatching into chicks yet....oh dear :-)

Figures that the caterpillars would choose Easter break to enter the chrysalis stage.  :-) I was a bit bummed that the girls didn't get to see the caterpillars hanging upside down, beginning the whole process, but they really didn't seem to be bothered by it. They were just excited that we could finally move them to the butterfly pavilion! It is just one step closer to seeing them turn into butterflies!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Celebrating Easter in the Classroom

We had a special treat this afternoon. Ella's mom offered to come in and tell the Easter story by using "resurrection eggs". It was a great object lesson for the girls! Each egg had a different object inside related to the Easter story. She definitely had the girls' attention. :-) They couldn't wait to see what was in each egg and pass it around. Of course, the best part was finding out that the last egg was empty, reminding the girls that Jesus rose from the dead - the tomb is empty!!!

After the story was over, the girls were able to decorate Easter egg cookies. They had a lot of fun adding icing, sprinkles, and little candies!


Monday, April 14, 2014

A Picnic Snack & Hungry Caterpillars

Today was another beautiful spring day, so I looked for any opportunity to spend time outdoors with my girls. We had our snack outside picnic-style, and then the girls enjoyed extra playground time. I definitely got my exercise giving these girls "under-doggies" on the swings!

Our caterpillars have doubled in size in just one week! The girls are still in love with them, and are in awe at how big they are getting. It never ceases to amaze me how these creepy, crawly little creatures turn into such beautiful butterflies. Only an amazing God could do something like this! :-)