We are starting the year off with an 'out of this world' theme! Our Preschoolers have been loving all of the outer space activities and materials. During our short week last week, the children shared all of the things they knew about outer space and asked some questions like "How far is Earth from the sun?" (93 million miles away!) and "How do astronauts know where they're going in Space?" They did a great job passing the astronaut training course and fitness test. We also met Silly Sally the Sea Star who gave everyone a Star or Sun Stamp! We got to eat some space food (pudding) from a plastic bag and straw. If we had the chance to fly a rocket to the moon, most of our Preschoolers would be on board. Only a few wouldn't want to go because of the long trip away from home. We also learned about all of the different sizes of the planets and the distance from the sun. We found out Jupiter is the biggest planet and Neptune is the farthest from the sun.
Next week we will be wrapping up our space unit. One of our high schoolers will be teaching us 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' in sign language. We will also be experimenting with different kinds of rockets, one made out of cups and elastics and one used with Alka-Seltzer tablets. Check out some curriculum highlights below.
Literacy: Writing/Creating space stories using different space manipulatives
Playdough Table: Galaxy Playdough
Sand Table: Making moon rocks with salt dough
Easel: Spray bottle galaxy painting
Important Updates & Dates for January:
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