Monday, April 30 - What We Did Today!


Today we talked about the job of the stems.  No one really knew the answer, so we began an experiment.  We placed two pieces of celery into water dyed red with food coloring.  By the end of the day, some of the kids noticed the celery was turning red.  We will follow up on Wednesday by cutting open the celery to see what may have happened.

Several kids were outside with Marya.  Easton, Avery and Otto were climbing the trees for a bit.  Later Marcus and Edie took over.  Henry was running trucks down the slide and Lillian was digging in the ground.  Otto, Avery, Marcus, and Edie helped me plant the bean seeds around the bean house structure.  Now we wait!

Inside at the art table, we were painting with stems – asparagus, broccoli, and celery.  Otto painted a picture of a watering can surrounded by flowers.  Aesa, Aria, and Lucy were playing fashion in the dramatic play area.  Kyle told me they were checking to see what “suits” them by looking in the mirror.   Dash and Barkley were playing games on “tablets” they had found in the science area.  Now that’s imagination!

I made a major faux pas while attempting to get some input into the kids’ scientific journals.  I had them all in the circle area as they finished snack along with crayons, journals and plants.  This was our first input into our journals and that is always more difficult until they get the idea of what to do.  Needless to say, it felt like total chaos even with the help of Kyle and Marya.  Better planning for next entry, I promise.

My thanks to Kyle and Marya for all of their help today!