- In a large bowl, squeeze out 2 small 4 oz bottles or 1 large 7.6 oz bottle of glue
- Fill the glue bottle(s) up with water, then pour out the water into the bowl or glue
- Add food coloring, if desired, mix until combined
- In a separate bowl or measuring cup, Mix 1 teaspoon of Borax into 1/2 cup of warm water
- slowly add the solution to the bowl with the glue mixture
- Keep stiring, or use your hands for messy fun, until the slime starts to come together
- Knead until you have your goop :)
We were so lucky to have Donovan's mom come in today and make goop with the class- the kids really enjoyed both the process of mixing the ingredients and playing with the goop afterwards! We're sending all the students home with their own goop today. Interested in making goop at home? Find the recipe below.
Over the last few weeks, we've started learning about trees. We've talked about what grows on trees, what is made from trees, and why trees are important. We've talked a lot about the leaves changing colors, and today we began investigating leaves in our classroom.
In the science center, we've added them to our collection of acorns and pine cones.
In the studio, we've started drawing leaves and taking leaf rubbings with crayons.
As there is no shortage of leaves, we look forward to seeing what else we can do with our new, ever-growing collection!
If your child finds any leaves he or she would like to share with the class (or donate to our collection) please bring them in!
With the weather starting to turn, our time in the garden with Mr. Potter is beginning to wind down. Today, he took us to the garden to try fennel seeds again- they're much sweeter when they start turning brown- and helped us harvest Marigold seeds in the ECE garden.
Mr. Potter is going to help us harvest the potatoes in our garden after the Marigolds die- we don't want to dig up flowers that are still so pretty!
You may have seen that our daily sign in is evolving! We're excited to start writing our names each morning at sign in. When does your child write their name at home?
Today the class wrote a letter to all the parents about Demonstration Night. Our shared letter is below.
Dear Mommies and Daddies,
Please come back to school at nighttime for Demonstration Night. We’re going to show that we’re good learners. We’re going to teach you how we take care of our commons. We’re going to have a choice time!
Some weather is just perfect for pajamas. Some days, we have pajama days in ECE. Rarely, do these times match up, but today, they did. We spent the day reading books like Llama Llama Red Pajama, having a pajama dance party (it's much easier to dance in pajamas), and even an extra choice time (because it rained so much during our recess). We can't wait until our next Pajama Day!
Today's newest addition to the classroom are new materials in our studio. We've added toilet paper/paper towel tubes, cotton balls, string, popsicle sticks, foam shapes, straws, and recycled plastic lids as art materials. We're enjoying watching students use their imagination as they begin exploring the new materials.
What interesting materials do you use at home for art projects? Have you ever let your child use (clean) materials from the recycling bin?