Here's this week's glimpse into what's happening in and out of our classrooms in the day school! These feature lessons, activities, centers, and saunters from a different classroom each week.
Today's feature: Chickadees Create Sea Foam
In the Chickadee classroom this past week, we have been creating and exploring sea foam in our sensory table. This surprisingly simple and engaging process provides visual and kinetic learning opportunities and gave us a chance to develop hypotheses and make observations. It also has provided the opportunity to explore cause and effect and discuss how properties change and why.
To replicate this experience in your home put 2 TBS dish soap and ¼ cup water in a large, plastic, rectangular container and use your electric mixer to froth it up. Add several drops of blue food coloring and continue to mix until the mixture is foamy. Add plastic animals that would live in the ocean and some sea shells if you would like to add another element to extend the play. Develop hypotheses about what it will be like after it sits overnight, make some observations the next day, and remix for continued exploration!