This Week’s Adventures: We discoverd what bluebirds are up to in late winter…
Favorite Activities: Visits to the birdboxes along the meadow was a highlight! We searched for our feathered friends amidst the mud and snow. We exchanged sweet love notes to friends and family, and celebrate song birds by creating fruit garland for them outdoors. Our beautiful bluebird art was fun to make, too!
Next’s Week’s Theme: Tap for Sap (“Mm”)
Try this at home: Put up a birdbox! Although it’s still winter, birds like the Eastern Bluebirds begin nesting now. You’ll need some open lawn or meadow that borders woods for the best chance of attracting bluebirds, who eat insects in and along the meadow’s edge.
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This Week’s Adventures: We were in the mood for making experiments this week!
Favorite Activities: We did loads of fun experiments including one with borax that created crystals. We also loved the “frozen bubbles” experiement outside. Parents visited the classroom to read stories about weather and science, and even helped make snow people for our classroom. Our African pygmy hedgehog visited the children with Miss Laura, too!
Next’s Week’s Theme: True Love Birds (“Ee”)
Try this at home: Have an ice cube hunt! Hide several around the yard and record which ones you think will melt first. Check on your ice cubes throughout the day to see if your predictions are correct.
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