Cooking Up Fun In PreK!
We are well underway with our exercise study, and "pumping it up" in PreK! We've discussed the importance of exercise and good nutrition. After reading the book,Guacamole, the class decided to make some of their own. The recipe in the story called for only 4 ingredients. Those ingredients were 4 large avocados, 2 limes, cilantro, and salt. The children were amazed at the size of the pit in the avocado. They were super excited when I told them we could plant it outside and grow our very own avocados! The boys and girls took turns mashing and stirring the mixture. Cilantro was an ingredient most of the children were not familiar with. They all agreed that it looked like "little trees." After double checking our recipe to make sure that nothing was left out, we enjoyed the fruits of our labor. The children loved dipping their chips in the guacamole. It was the perfect midmorning snack!
Many new discoveries have been made in regard to exercise. We've learned that the heart is a muscle and that the more you move your body the faster it beats. Each morning we check our pulse after doing morning exercises. Our arms, legs, lungs, and heart work hard when we exercise, and that makes them stronger.
February 15th is Grandparent's Day. The children are excited to honor them with special songs and poems. A tour of our classroom, along with a special gift, is something each grandparent can look forward to!
We look forward to sharing those pictures with you soon. Check back with us in a couple of weeks for more PreK adventures!