Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 17th - January 20th

We are back after a very nice three day weekend!I know that sometimes it is hard to remind the kiddos why they had a three day weekend, but if you get the chance talk to them about it! On Friday before our weekend we talked about peace and how Martin Luther King Jr. worked really hard to get peace for everyone. We talked about how schools used to look a lot different and just because of how you looked you might have gone seperate schools. It can be a hard thing to talk about, but I think it is important for even the young ones to be exposed to.

We have also been doing a lot with our dinosaur unit. Look for some cool dinosaur fossils to be coming home with your kinder. They turned out so neat. Click here if you want the recipe for the salt-dough that we used to make our fossils.

Perhaps though, the highlight of the week was when we built and watched a "volcano" explode. I used sand, vinegar and baking soda. It was pretty exciting! We talked about how one theory that the dinosaurs are extinct is because a volcano erupted and sent dust and ash into the sky, which caused the sun to be blocked out. Kind of a hard concept to grasp, but watching a volcano erupt is super cool. I had as much fun if not more doing watching it explode!

Pure joy