Here are some highlights from last week:
On Monday we talked about the job of a paramedic. We watched a short video that showed us what paramedics do. It also gave us a tour of the inside of an ambulance. We also rehearsed dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency to reach the ambulance, police and fire department.
On Tuesday we practiced rhythm in Mrs. Boyer's music class. We used sticks, shakers, and tambourines to try out rhythms for "If You're Happy and You Know It". Her goal is to get the kids reading music and be ready to play instruments by kindergarten! They did very well staying on rhythm.
Tuesday afternoon, our scientists tried out putting two elements together (vinegar and baking soda) and watching the reaction. There were squeals of delight and surprise as they took their droppers and dropped vinegar onto the baking soda. We then put some baking powder into plastic bottles and watched as the "explosion" went up and over the top, flowing down the side like lava! Very fun and very messy! ;)
Wednesday was a special day as we each brought in a special stuffed animal to take care of during our nurse guest presentation. A parent came in today and talked about what nurses do and who they take care of. She had a nurse's cap and nursing bag with supplies for each kid. They went through the bag and treated their stuffy, checking in their mouths, swabbing a wound, putting on a bandaid and bandage and giving an injection. The kids LOVED it and were very kind and compassionate with their patients.
On Thursday we continued practicing our rhythm with Mrs. Boyer by clapping and singing a fun version of "Who's the King of the Jungle". We also talked about where we shop, which stores we like and what we buy.
Friday the kids tried painting with something other than brushes, we used produce!! To go along with our "Farmer" topic, we used paint and broccoli, carrots, apples, celery and potatoes to create some beautiful art. Check it out when you're in the classroom next.
Be sure you check out the photos from our week...enjoy!!