Soooo...we are supposed to be studying the letter "W." I just ran across my GIANT tub of magnets and all things magnetic while cleaning and got all giddy all over again! I couldn't resist!! So, in keeping with our weekly alphabet themes, I had to come up with a "W." The result..."W"hat is a magnet?" Yes...it's a stretch, I know, but like I said...I CAN'T resist the allure of watching all those sweet faces amazed by the "magic" of a magnet.
I mean...just LOOK at that face!! That wild haired beauty was totally excited about her "fishing pole." We made magnetic fishing poles with circular magnets that had holes in the middle. This gave a great place to tie off the string, and tied the other end to a wide popsicle stick "pole."
We then went ALL over the room hunting for items that would stick. During our discussion time, we learned that anything that sticks to a magnet contains iron. We tried windows and doors, trash cans and dolls, pillows, feet and hair. They LOVED that they "caught" the refrigerator! They worked and worked to try to pull the door open with their fishing poles.
Another moment in time...
Many of you that follow our blogs know my passion for play in the early childhood setting. I LOVE play...as Mr. Roger's says, "It's a child's work..." I couldn't agree more. As you read the captions on all our fun pictures notice all the vocabulary words we have learned. Push, pull, attraction, iron... This is math, language skills, motor skills, social/emotional skills, and science IN ACTION!! These do not need be difficult, or separate. They, like life itself, are intertwined. Luckily in a child's view of the world...it's all in a day of play.
We wish you well...keep on playing.
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
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