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Learning about time

The concept of time is very vague and hard for little children to understand.

We started with the seasons.
After reading the book “Skip through the seasons” by Stella Blackstone, a great interactive seek and find book, we discussed the seasonal changes in nature, what kind of clothes we wear, and activities we get involved into.
We sorted the pictures according to the seasons and made a “seasonal wheel” followed by each child’s presentation.

The days of the week are an important measure of time for children to understand.
Each day brings us something new. We made a book with our favorite activities for each day of the week and learned a song “Days of the week”, which is about different things we do each day.
Children arranged the pictures with the preschool activities according to the timetable and pasted them on the poster.

Meet reptiles!

This is our second “wild animals” workshop. This time we’ve learned about reptiles!

Alligators, lizards,
Tortoises, and snakes!
Their skin is dry and covered with scales.
Some say that dinosaurs
Were reptiles long ago.
Why did they disappear? No one seems to know!

Bajka o Piosence i nutkach-spotkanie z P. Lidią Bajkowską

Music is a universal language! It is a way of communicating and expressing our feeling and emotions. Today Mrs. Lidia Bajkowska, the author of numerous bestsellers, opened the door for us to the world of music.

We’ve learned about music tempo and different sounds, how to express different moods and play in different rhythms.

We growled like bears, buzzed like bees and tweeted like birds.
Did you know that you can learn the fundamentals of music through drama? Now we know how to name musical notes thanks to Mrs. Lidia Bajkowska’s fairy tale and even find them on the keyboard.

Thank you, Mrs. Lidia! Will you come and visit us again?

 

A trip to the chocolate factory

What’s the world’s favorite flavor? That’s right, chocolate!

Chocolate bars. Chocolate pudding. Chocolate ice cream. Chocolate milk.

The list of delicious treats made from chocolate is nearly limitless.

Today we had a trip to the local manufacturer of chocolate where we made our own bars of chocolate with some of our favorite add-ins like strawberries, raspberries, apples,  pineapples and even gummy bears.
We decorated chocolate bars with nuts and even bread sticks .
We also learned where chocolate comes from and had a cup of rich, hot chocolate.

It was delicious!

Birds in winter

Feed, feed, feed the birds in the wintertime
When the days are dark and cold food is hard to find
Feed, feed, feed the birds till the spring has come
Scatter birdseed on the snow, feeding birds is fun!

Our preschoolers know very well that in winter, when the food is scarce, we need to help our feathery friends survive cold days. So, we string popcorn and apples and make yummy treats the birds can snack on.

Patterns

Learning patterns is fun!

We make “people patterns” (boy/girl), or movement patterns (clap/snap, clap/snap/slap, jump/jump/sit down etc.). We use pattern blocks, cut-out shapes to create shape patterns.

Bear family counters are perfect to make a size pattern.

Beads, pompom s, or just crayons can be used to make a color pattern.

Children also love to use color manipulatives such as Unifix cubes, animal, fruits or car counters, buttons to make more complex patterns.

“Stickman” by Julia Donaldson

„Stickman” by Julia Donaldson is one of our preschoolers’ favourite winter stories. “Stickman lives in the family tree with his stick Lady Love and their stick children three.”
One morning Stick Man goes out for his routine jog, he meets a playful dog. This game leads to a handful of unfortunate adventures, which leads Stick Man far from home… All the seasons pass… Stick Man meets a special friend who is happy to help him get home.. but will it eventually happen? Will Stick Man get back to the family tree for Christmas? Ask your little ones, we’re sure they know!
Take a moment to appreciate our Stick Man poster.. ❄️🌲☃️❄️