We came back from our Christmas vacation ready to learn! We started a new theme for January focusing on weather and, in my classroom, we created a water tornado out of recycled soda bottles.
Living in San Diego, it's difficult to understand snow. So, we made a sensory bin of a polymer blend InstaSnow. It squishes, it packs... it's room temperature. The children (and the teacher) have a great time with this!
In Miss Gabriella's class, they learned that the letter I is for Ice. They had a wonderful time freezing different color ice cubes. The next day, they "painted" their letter I's with the ice.
Back in my class, we've been studying triangles. We've also been practicing cutting with scissors. To combine the two talents, we made origami snowflakes. Oddly enough, no two were alike. :)
Later, they served as the dot in our lower case i-icicle.
Totally unrelated, we also learned that I is for Iguana.
We have fun in preschool!