Animal House PreschoolDay Care in Medford, Oregon
The finale of heart month was our doctor visit. Dr. Roro and Dr Lolo came and brought songs, music, playdoh, fun and laughter. The children and staff had a wonderful time and learned so much from their visit. Thank you again for giving up your precious time and for making learning fun.
We resumed heart month with a study of our real hearts. We learned where our heart is, what it is and what it does. We mixed red paint ‘blood’ to see how much we have and poured it out in our garden. After making rib cages, which protect our heart, examining life size models and looking at slides under our microscopes our future cardiologists were ready to go.
We had so much fun with our moose week and learned lots too. We pretended we were Bull Moose with our four feet wide, fifty pound antlers. We compared track sizes and found that despite a moose weighing more than our whole class combined, most of us had bigger feet than him. Nature is weird and wonderful.
Six little friends were very keen to help in the garden this week, pulling weeds and turning the soil. We added nutrients and planted some pumpkin seeds ready for spring. We had great success with our pumpkins in 2017 and saved some seeds. We can’t wait to see how big they grow this year.
January usually brings us snow so the children have been a bit disappointed so far this year. We compensated by learning about animals who live in the snow and brought some smiles back to their faces. Polar bears and penguins are always their favorites. We’ve now added a new favorite, the moose.