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animal adaptations

If I Were a Bat…

January 13, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about mammals, especially bats! Favorite Activities: We loved comparing bat taxidermy to a blue jay to discover the differences between the two. We were able to make some unusual predictions as we read Stella Luna by Jannel Cannon. Cutting our bat ears and wings was a highlight! Of course, we… Read more »

Under a Blanket of Snow

January 6, 2012 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned about hibernation and the useful role that snow plays in winter. Favorite Activities: We loved using puppets to act out Jan Brett’s folktale The Mitten. Our tape snowflake paintings were as hit as were our little houses where we wrote letter “Hh” for home. We learned some new winter songs and… Read more »

Bones and Bodies

October 28, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: Our bodies are full of important organs such as skin, heart, lungs, and brain. We also have blood and bones. We compared human bodies to other animals and discovered some very cool bones and body parts! Favorite Activities: We drew body parts and arranged them onto a human skeleton to understand how they work together.… Read more »

Animal Clues

October 7, 2011 - Preschool Weekly

This Week’s Adventures: We learned that animals and people can leave behind clues as they move about.  We were “nature detectives” and discovered many of these clues. Favorite Activities: We learned that “C” is for clue, caterpillar, and other words, too.  We used our imaginations during a special sensory story at circle time and did… Read more »