Anchors Away!

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Literally… Anchors will be heading away from us and into backpacks and your homes soon. 🙂
This week has been all about boats and other aspect of transportation in water.  We glued boats on tissue paper oceans.  We sponge/finger painted blue seas around a boat cut out.  We used water paints on a wax drawing of an anchor to allow the recessed image to appear.  We also set up a sensory bin that all of our captains enjoyed.

In our sensory bin we used milk containers that we cut into boats.  The kids loved playing with them.  We also picked a few of our water safe toys to talk about weight, sinking, floating, ‘how many’ of an item could fit into a boat or could sit in the boat without making it sink or tip, etc.  The kids loved it!

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And just in case anyone was wondering if you can ‘do science’ in princess dresses and capes… the answer is yes! 🙂

 

Here are a few photos of just one of our boat making activities and a shot of the finished product!

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Today, just for fun, we decided to make sugar cookies.  We had fun forming the dough into boats, but of course the cooking process rendered us with shapes more like round cookies than boats.  Please check your little one’s backpacks for the tasty treat inside.

We also have a new addition to our classroom.  We have been using it since we returned from winter break, but while we are talking about boats now is a great time to bring up our pirate’s treasure chest!  Our ‘treasures’ are small trinkets, party favors, stickers.. anything that gets the kids excited about being rewarded for being the great kids that they are!  If you notice any special odds and ends in their bags, know that they received it for using listening ears, doing a mitzvah, being a special helper, or any number of things…