Sunday, October 9, 2011

"Afternooners" (aka Extended Day Children)

This past week was glorious and so our "afternooners" or extended day children decided to work outside in the afternoon.  The children helped to carry tables and chairs outside in the shade.  They decided what work they wanted to do and brought that outside too.  While working we were able to hear and see chipmunks, squirrels and various birds and watch leaves and walnuts fall from the trees.  We were also able to do a more in-depth experiment based on "sink and float" which we did in the morning session a few weeks ago. 

First, we filled up a basin with water.  We then read our book about sinking and floating.  Objects were already prepared.   We then predicted if they would sink or float and dropped items into the water. 
We then recorded under the appropriate columns. 

After the children completed this work, they collected various objects, predicted and dropped in the water to see what happened. 

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