Last week, our children in the one-year-old to three-year-old classrooms were busy exploring the effects of salt and food dye on ice. Check out these pictures and videos of STREAMin3 in action. It is such fun to watch and listen to the teachers and children engaged in exploring how things change. Listen carefully to the conversations and questions. Our teachers do an amazing job making sure our children are learning the CORE & STREAM skills, but having a blast while doing it. Learning should be fun, encourage curiosity and help children think about what is happening around them.
Whoa! That is one big rock. The Pretlow Planetarium @ ODU stopped by with a 65-pound meteorite. Our children learned that this rock made of stone or metal comes from outer space and landed on earth. They had a chance to touch, feel and talk about outer space and meteorites.
STREAM Skills: Science
Core Skills: Regulate- maintain focus and attention. Think- actively explore, observe and make predictions.
The Norfolk Master Gardeners paid us a visit to help plant flowers in our garden. Our children were having so much fun; they had no idea they working on math and science. While planting on our nature playground, they:
· Matched & sorted
· Observed & described
· Compared objects
· Followed simple directions
STREAM Skills: Math & Science
Core Skills: Regulate- use short-term memory and follow instructions.
Now, we have to water and take care of our garden. We are so thankful to have the Norfolk Master Gardeners come back every few weeks to help us care for our plants. At The New E3 School, our children are learning to respect and care for our environment.