Tuesday Tot School was a very fun mish-mash this week. We have a couple of kids on vacation and are doing a few make up days, so we have about 2 regular Tuesday kids and 2 Thursday kids in one class. It confused me more than I thought it would :)
We started off the day playing with play-dough and "planting" flowers from the tot pack into the play-dough.
We are also focusing a lot on scissor usage and played with the play-dough scissors as well.
Next we started learning all about the parts of a plant. We started with a seed. We learned that seeds have 3 parts: a seed coat, a baby plant, and stored food for the plant to grow.
I had soaked some large beans overnight and we got to dissect them.
Then we made a picture of a flower. I had all the pieces pre-cut and each child got their own glue stick. I went from kid to kid having each child help me put glue on a certain spot for the flower. In between turns they got to glue all over. The most important thing they learned is that glue is sticky :)
I showed them how to tuck the petals under the circle and they got to do that part on their own.
We also glued on a piece of yarn as the roots.
We did some one-on-one labeling of the parts of the flower. For the most part they were able to point out the different parts.
Playing with the magnetic bulletin board about plants.