It finally happened. Our tiny caterpillars have fled their nest and set out into the big, open world. Ever since we got our caterpillars, we have been anticipating the day that they would turn into butterflies. We sang songs about butterflies, created butterfly art and even learned the meaning of the words metamorphosis and chrysalis. We are all saddened by the fact that we had to let the butterflies go; however, we are thankful for the time that we spent with them.
Room 3 welcomes spring with open arms and open hearts. We kicked off the new season with a variety of activities from painting butterflies and flowers to learning about dance. Also, a spontaneous interest in volcanoes led us to create our very own volcano in our yard. With some vinegar, food coloring, and baking soda, we were able to replicate a colorful lava flow! We have a lot of different things to look forward to as the year progresses, so keep an eye out for the next blog post.
Another year of trains, travel, and three-year-olds! We had a fantastic time going on this years Gold Line Trip to Union Station. The children were thrilled be out in the world and riding on a real train. Union Station was, as always, beautiful and we also enjoyed walking over to take a look at the oldest house in LA, Avila Adobe in Olvera Street. We would like to thank all the parents who made this adventure possible by driving and chaperoning us. We have been learning so much about trains and train stations so it was fantastic to see them in person.
We had a fantastic week making scrumptious pancakes and building grand train tracks with our new train toys. As our field trip to the train station draws closer, we are excited to see how invested and interested the children are when it comes to learning about trains and playing with trains. In addition, we are also learning about an American folk hero and train track hero named John Henry!
Last week we had the opportunity to make Gak, also known by the kids as slime. It is a glue based polymer substance that was and still is popular with the children. As a matter of fact, it’s pretty fun for the teachers in Room 3 as well. Be sure to be careful if you attempt to make this at home because just like glue, it will stick but it won’t come off easily.
Room 3 had an amazing time this week celebrating winter in all its white and snow-filled glory. Rice Krispie snowballs were made with a little bit of blue food coloring. In addition, the children had the opportunity to create snow art. Look forward to the new adventures that will be had in the future and here’s a hint…”full steam ahead!”
It’s a brand new year and that means new adventures for us in Room 3. However, that doesn’t mean we should forget the end of 2017. As an acknowledgement to end of the year, please enjoy the Happy Birthday Jesus performance and the other various picture of activities and fun that was had.