Friday, February 21, 2014

February 21st, 2014

After Valentines, my classroom began our new unit on the Arctic.  We'll be examining the animals that live there, the habitat, the Inuit people, igloos and the Northern Lights.  To start, over the course of 3 days this week, my students all helped construct an igloo out of sugar cubes.

Our finished product looked almost like the real thing, right?  :)

This week we also viewed many beautiful photographs of Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights.  While perhaps we didn't discuss geomagnetic storms in the earth's magnetospere, the children did understand that this phenomenon can occasionally be seen in the arctic.  This picture was our favorite since it included the light show and an igloo.

To celebrate, we made our own Northern Lights.  We mixed various shades of greens, blues, purples and yellows.  Then, we rolled them out. 

This week we also learned that M is for Mops!

This is how we mop the floor, mop the floor, mop the floor...

We finger-painted M's in shaving cream, and we fished out M-objects in our surprise boxes.

Meanwhile, in Ms. Rebecca's classroom, they enjoyed some quality time in their library!

We love preschool!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! :) This is great! I know it was a fun week because I heard all about it at home. :)