Life cycle of a chick and butterfly!

Life cycle of a chick and butterfly!

Have you ever seen the process Egg-Chick?  Or Caterpillar-Chrysalis-Butterfly?  When you come to Duncan Cran StrongStart, Miss Lana would be more than happy to take you next door to the kindergarten class to see!

In approx 10 days to 2 weeks we should begin to see the chicks breaking out of their shells and in approx 5-7 days we should see the butterflies emerging from their chrysalises!

 

Puffy Paint

Puffy Paint

A couple weeks ago when it snowed again…I put out puffy paint and various items to stick on the picture.  A few days later a few adults and children were asking what it was and if they could try.  It was suggested I share the pictures and recipe for puffy paint as many might like to try it at home!

Puffy Paint:  equal parts white glue and shaving cream

That simple!!  The fun begins as you mix the glue and shaving cream together and watch it grow!  Then you can use a craft stick or spoon to make your puffy picture.  Because of the glue, you can add ‘stuff’ to decorate your picture!  Let dry and admire your “puffy master piece”!

 

 

I read the book “Click Clack Moo, Cows That Type”,  by Doreen Cronin. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin .  The book tells the story of Farmer Brown’s cows, who find an old typewriter in the barn and proceed to write letters to Farmer Brown, listing various demands.  I then brought out a manual typewriter and explained that these were used to type letters before we had computers.  The children have had several classes to experiment with the typewriter!

Where will they take it…

Where will they take it…

So in honour of the Spring and Mud I thought I’d put out brown paint as the mud and animals.  I thought it would be fun to make muddy foot prints!  Well, it started out as animal foot prints and then the end result was unexpected yet beautiful.  A couple children helped themselves to the materials on the art shelf and voila!!!  Check out the creation!  I always find it exciting to see where the children’s creativity takes them!!!

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for May – unstructured play.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM – 98.5 and MooseFM -100.1 daily.  To download and print, click 9 Early Learning Tip May Unstructured Play  or click on the image below to enlarge: