Wednesday, March 11, 2020

SCIENCE

This week along with learning in detail about Jupiter and Saturn; the Ladybugs did a fun science experiment. The children had a beginning question, made predictions, made observations and came to a conclusion. Yay for the scientific method! Here are a few pictures Vanessa took of the kids and I working on this project together. You will also find pictures from Mentor time last Thursday. The kids had to design and implement their own rocket using a straw, paper and tape. They did super well, and all rockets flew!















Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Too Much Fun!

Point Defiance Zoo and Swimming

The Ladybugs have had some big adventures. The zoo was such a huge hit. The kids seemed enthralled with the aquarium and the divers that put on a feeding show for us while we sat and observed. Thank you to all the parents who joined us, we couldn't have done it with out you. 
 Also, we started swimming on Monday. Again thank you to the parents who met us there and helped with getting kids changed. Swimming is so fun, it builds great courage in those less excited. 










Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Valentines Day So Fun!

The Ladybugs had a great Valentine's Day week! We had mentors, science experiments, slime making  and a wonderful Valentine's Day party! Thank you to Chrissy and Amanda for putting on such a wonderful party!

Our mentors came and helped us with a lesson on thinking of things we are good at and things we want to be good at. They took it to the next level by helping the little ones think of ways they could become good at that certain thing they wanted to be good at. This was a great way for our kids to work on this idea of "working" towards a goal.



















Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Antarctica and more

Antarctica and More

The Ladybugs have been studying Antarctica! These young children have learned so many interesting facts about amazing creatures. We used our "I think", "I wonder" and "I discovered" model to help us organize our thoughts and lead us into exploration! 






The Ladybugs have also been working on Symmetry. These children are really impressive! They have shown their understanding of symmetry in many different ways. Through paintings, stickers and now pattern blocks. Here you see them creating a line of symmetry with a ruler, and then exploring symmetry by making designs on either side of the line that match perfectly. I was so impressed with them!












SCIENCE

This week along with learning in detail about Jupiter and Saturn; the Ladybugs did a fun science experiment. The children had a beginning qu...