Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I'm not sure how well you can see, but the leaves of our celery began turning the color of the water. It was amazing when the kids came in this morning and one by one they each went to the celery and "Yippee!!" I would hear, or "Shell, Shell... come quick. The leaves are splotchy." I was happy to see that they were still excited this morning and eager to check out our experiment. When we woke from our nap yesterday there wasn't much going on with the stalks. I could see a tinge of blue on the stalk soaking in the dark, dark blue vase, but the kids couldn't see it. So, there was a little disappointment there, but this morning made up for it. The stalks actually keep getting darker so I will give it one more day to soak and see what tomorrow morning holds for us. The vases have, so far, stayed upright, so I hope I am not pressing my luck. If anything, it will be my own boys wrestling that knocks them over :)We had fun making this boat out of the cardboard box that our new chairs came in. It has been in the playroom for a few days now and I kept eyeing it and trying to figure out what I could do with it. I have been visiting My Homemade Montessori lately, and she has such wonderful ideas and nifty ways to recycle and reuse anything and everything... so I knew I just had to wait and something would come to us. And it did, this morning we were talking about how veggies get from one place to another... trains, trucks, & BOATS. When the kids made that connection it only seemed appropriate that we make a train, truck or boat to pretend deliver our veggies with... the kids opted for a boat. It seemed to take forever (in the time of a child) to put together, and the 4 of them were so eager to get in and play, but finally it was done.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
It was a lot of fun listening to the kids talk about how, when, where and with whom they use certain utensils with at home or Grandma's. We noticed that we had 2 potato mashers, but they didn't look a like. One even took a guess that one of the potato mashers was a waffle maker because of the design, they are pretty smart kids!!
We didn't use our Utensils in the normal way. We decided to use them as paint brushes, thus the connection to the baster. We were all very excited to see what would happen when we used each Utensil. They found out that "painting" in a stroke type of manner wasn't all that easy with the potato masher, the spatula's, or the tablespoon, it was more like stamping. It was a lot of fun to go out of our comfort zone and use something silly to paint with. So look out Mom's & Dad's, if they take the whisk out of the drawer and you find it at the paint easel, I'm Sorry in advance :)