Sunday, June 9, 2013

Continued Explorations

We are continuing our exploration of birds, wings and bird's nests.  This week we made bird's nests out of sticks and drew pictures of them.  We are especially interested in the family aspect of the birds.  We always have a mommy bird, a daddy bird and a baby bird.  We want to explore next week what do the mommy and daddy birds do for their babies.

Pathways! We have created giant pathways in our room with rain gutters!  The children had many discussions of where their paths were going, how to get to different places and what happens when there is a gap in the path.  We also have many conversations of what happens when there are traffic jams.  We have practiced negotiation skills a lot this week!

Water and sand - we have been investigating water movement and sand movement throughout the course of the semester.  We know that water flows faster than sand when we transfer it from cup to cup.  When we tried the water and sand in the rain gutters we found that our sand wasn't moving at all!  However, after some further investigation we found out that we could add water to the sand to help it move down the gutter.

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