Sunday, July 19, 2015

Get Buggy!!

Dirt pudding is a Marlowe School favorite. We love to make this delicious desert at every availible opportunity, and this week's bug camp was the perfect excuse. Along with all of our usual fun, we made glow-in-the-dark lighting bugs, fingerprint bumble bees, and tissue-paper insects. One of our sweet sets of twins were also kind enough to share a cicada shell they had found, and we were able to examine this shed exoskeleton along with our other insect specimens. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Down on the Farm

Have you ever made your own butter? We have, and the result is quite delicious! The children had so much fun this week working down on the Marlowe Farm. We created several fun crafts, planted vegetable seeds, and some over-eager toddlers even harvested some tomatoes from our vegetable garden. 
The children also found some farm-themed activities in the classroom. We matched and labeled items on the farm, learned parts of speech with "The Farm," traced and labeled parts of the plant, laced around farm animals, sewed burlap, wove potholders, stenciled, and drew our ideal farmyard.
We also had TWO opportunities to enjoy Ms. Mary's Music Hour. She introduced the children to a variety of instruments, including a guitar, autoharp, and dulcimer, and the children learned many farm-inspired songs. 
Have a wonderful Fourth, and we look forward to seeing you all next week for Astronaut Camp!