Monday, June 2, 2014

Science Lesson, Continued

Justin's favorite part of any lesson is clearing the blackboard at the end!

Since both kids expressed interest in the fuzzy bumblebee we saw happily visiting the crabapple blossoms earlier this week, we had an impromptu 'bumblebee' lesson.  It included a circle time poem and fingerplay about bees, learning how to use the index of a book to look up information, making observations from a photo, drawing and then modeling our bumblebees out of beeswax for our nature table.  Oh-- and we took some time to listen to Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebees" whilst flitting around the room, moving like we saw the bee move.

 Alex's bumblebee is living on a tissue paper blossom on our classroom Nature Table.

Alex's pressed crabapple blossoms are nicely displayed in her lesson book.  Modge Podge is my best friend!

 Our summer book basket- Peter in Blueberry Land (Elsa Beskow), Blueberries for Sal (Robert McCloskey), Summer (Gerda Miller), Children of the Forest (Elsa Beskow), Anna's Summer Songs (Mary Q. Steele and Lena Anderson), Thundercakes (Patricia Polacco)

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