It actually is quite easy to integrate science and math into our day using apples .
Yesterday the kids had apples in the quiet / science room to investigate with magnifiers. This morning we noticed that the apples were brown.
We talked about what we could do to slow the process of the apples turning color. We took 6 glasses and put different things in them. One of the little’s said to wrap it in a blanket. Since the blanket wouldnt fit in the glass we compromised by covering it with a napkin.
The kids have been watching the apples in the glasses all day. So far, little has changed. It might be tomorrow before we see a marked difference.
How many apples long are you ?
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm Mmmm Good.
Sometimes kiddos make it east for you to ” assess ” things like one to one correspondence.
Before our day even started we took a walk to see the apple tree in the neighbors yard. Last year when we looked at the tree it had apples on it. This year there are no apples. What do you think happened to the apples. The girls visited the tree the other day. Today the boys walked with me. The boys thought maybe the neighbors already pulled them all off the tree.
We tasted red apples and green apples and decided which one we prefer. Sometimes I use the word favorite on this chart. Sometimes I use the word ” like. ” Part of our job as preschool teachers is to help these kiddos build their vocabulary. I challenge you to help your child expand their vocabulary by introducing new words. Build on the language they already have . Help them understand a word they hear that they night now know the meaning to. Ex. One of our littles used the word orchard yesterday. WONDERFUL! Here is a study called the 3 million word gap that states that by three years old there is a 3 million word gap between children raised in wealthier families and those that struggle financially.
Let’s stand in the gap for our children. Talk to them using real words with new vocabulary.
Ps . Fall has arrived.