We spent the last two weeks of March talking about farms. What do farmers do? What animals are found on a farm? What do farmers grow? Where does the food we eat come from? We planted two types of seeds and graphed how long it took them to sprout. We made a barn and farm animals which are hanging outside the Meeting Room. See if you can find which animal your child made.
No farm is complete without a dog, and we were lucky to have Caroline’s mom, Jessica, read us a cute book called If You Give a Dog a Donut. After reading the book she helped the children make their own dogs complete with funny googley eyes. Thank you, Jessica.
And, of course, there were the baby chicks. We predicted which egg would hatch first. We used four of our five senses to observe the eggs and the chicks and recorded our observations in a Chick Journal. We learned about the life cycle of a chicken. The children know a lot about baby chicks. Ask them what they learned. Our last activity before spring break was reading Chicks and Salsa and making salsa for our snack. Several of the children asked me to give you the recipe so here it is:
Butterfly Class Salsa
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 large jalapeno with the seeds removed chopped into pieces
1 scallion chopped into pieces
salt to taste
juice of one lime
Put everything in a food processor and mix to desired consistency.
Serve with tortilla chips.