Our children LOVE our daily routines with Mother Goose Time. From stories to science to Fine Arts, we are greeted each day to our student's questions, "What are we going to do today?" "What are we making today?"
They know we have a purpose and a plan for their day and they excitedly await our morning meetings to discuss what they are going to be observing, growing, reading, experimenting, painting, and learning each day here at Woolsey Academy. Made even better is the fact that I know our approach to learning
"uniquely weaves 33 research-based skills into playful games and discovery projects.
.The cross-disciplinary model supports a child’s on-going social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive development."
In December we get to discover "Winter Wonderland" and our first week was FULL of freezing and melting!
The Science of Discovery
Young children greatly benefit from discovery and being allowed to make their own unique observations through a variety of mediums.
This fun lessons was packed with opportunity to scrutinize the process of frozen paint as it melted. "It's crunchy!" "It smells funny!!" "It's squishy!!" "Ms. Donna, Ms. Donna LOOK AT WHAT MY PAINT IS DOING!!!" (swoon...)
To which I followed up with exploration and observation questions like, "WOW! What is your paint doing!?"
"I am making GREEN!"
"Ms. Donna, I see PURPLE!!!"
We rightfully framed the beautiful masterpieces that our endearing artists created to give them their proper significance. The S.T.E.A.M. process experienced provided our little learners with invaluable opportunities to extend art and science into play as we, "support children in their exploration by creating an environment that promotes observation, exploration and explanation, asking open-ended questions such as 'What do you think might happen?' or 'What do you see happening?'."
These types of activities are vital to developing, "strategies for active exploration, thinking and reasoning and develop working theories for making sense of the natural, social, physical and material worlds around them."
This was just one example of many experienced in our week of Freezing and Melting at Woolsey Academy!
As always, we wish you well and we hope you get to play today!
Life is made of moments...
"There isn't anything more full of hope, joy and peace than a child's smile... It captures the mundane and makes it extraordinary." - LaDonna Woolsey
I am a Mother Goose Time Blogger. I decided to become one after trying their products because I they are comprehensive and serve my mixed age group well. I do receive products to review from Mother Goose Time and do so with my own honest and thorough opinions. For more information, please contact me at Ladonna@woolseyacademy.com