Sunday, 27 March 2016

It's Egg-cellent!

The Easter holidays came early this year.  The day before the holidays brought freezing rain to our little corner of the world, encasing the outdoors in ice.  Although very beautiful to look at, the weather put a damper on our Easter celebrations as many of our students were unable to make it in to school.

This year, we decided to try a new technique to decorate our eggs.

Step 1:  Each child choose two paint colours.  The paint was placed in a zippered plastic bag.

The Paint

Step 2:  Place a hard-boiled egg in the bag and seal it.

Our eggs are in our bags.

Step 3:  Carefully move the egg around in the bag.  The children thought this was very fun!

Squishing our eggs around in our bags.

An egg in a bag.

Step 4:  Open the bags and slide the eggs out.  Let the eggs dry.

Our Eggs

Our eggs are beautiful!

Step 4:  Place the dried eggs in baskets.

Ready To Take Home

As we like to say at our little yellow school, this craft was easy, peasy lemon squeezy and the eggs looked beautiful! Wishing everyone a very happy Easter weekend.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

A Morning With Mad Science

Earlier this month, Mad Science came to spend the morning with us at our little yellow school.  At school, we are currently learning about outer space.  Our 'mad scientist', Dr. G., put on a space workshop for us.

Dr. G. began by asking us if we could name the planets in order from the sun.  Oh yes, we could!  The children were very excited and eager to tell Dr. G. the names.  Once a child named the next planet, they were given a ball representing the relative size of the planet compared to the other planets.  Jupiter was the largest.  It was a basketball!

The Sun, Mercury and Venus

The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus

All Of The Planets,Including Dwarf Planet Pluto

We then pretended to be astronauts on the moon.  We took turns collecting moon rocks with gloves and tongs.  We placed our moon rocks in a bucket to take back to Earth.

Collecting Moon Rocks

Collecting Moon Rocks

Placing Moon Rocks In A Bucket

We worked together in groups to put together a puzzle of a rocket.

Working Together

The Finished Puzzle

It was now time to make our own rockets.  The older children helped hand out the supplies.

Handing Out The Supplies

Handing Out The Supplies

Making Our Rockets

Making Our Rockets

The rockets were able to blast off when the children blew air into the straws.  It was great fun!

Blast Off!

Thank you, Mad Science, for your visit!  We had a 'blast' and learned so much!