Bake Someone Happy

Our box factory has officially become our class bakery.  Why investigate bread you might ask? Bread is everywhere!  Nearly every culture in the world eats some type of bread. A study of bread provides children with an opportunity to learn how bread is made, the kinds of bread we eat, who works with bread, and how and when we eat bread.  It also encourages children to explore a familiar topic and allows them to gather information, solve problems, imagine, and think symbolically.

The children are having a great time playing with all the bowls, utensils, aprons, chef hats, and play food.  Young children thrive on dramatic play. They love to dress up and act out real life situations in the play center.  The opportunities for developing creativity, imagination, and oral language skills in the play center are endless! A big thank you to everyone for sharing items from home so that our children can have the best bakery ever!

Pre-K loves to paint.  However, painting on bread was a first!  Everyone watched as food coloring of different colors was poured into bowls of milk.  The boys and girls then selected the colors they wanted their bread to be. Then, ever so carefully the children painted their bread with a foam brush. All the pieces were then toasted and thoroughly enjoyed.  How fun to eat your very own masterpiece!

What’s more fun than playing with play-doh? Why, making it of course!  After gathering the ingredients and measuring tools needed, the children echoed me as I read each step of the recipe.  Following a recipe teaches children not only how to follow directions, but helps to develop problem solving skills as well.  It can help build their vocabulary, introduce basic math skills, from simple counting to fractions and much more. After discussing the vocabulary word, knead, we all practiced kneading the dough we had made.  After voting on which color the dough should be, blue was the winner. Our hands were blue for the rest of the day! What fun the children had cutting out designs with the play-doh they had made themselves.

The Easter Bunny hopped by for a quick visit this morning.  The children loved getting their picture made with him, as well as receiving some special bunny hugs!

Not rain, sleet, snow, or hail can stop Pre-K from an egg hunt!  Due to rain our egg hunt was changed to the gym. Our precious parents helped to   hide literally hundreds of eggs. Screams of delight rang through the gym as both classes found all the eggs in less than 3 minutes!  After the hunt the children were treated to a beautiful lunch provided by the room moms. A special thank you to these caring parents for helping to make such wonderful memories for the children.

I hope everyone has a blessed Easter. “He is risen, He is risen indeed!”

Mrs. Lisa

Tracy Jones