Thursday, January 19, 2017

More Eruptions at the Art Table

Looking at this picture
can you guess the materials we used at the art table today?
Did you guess glue, baking soda and coloured vinegar!
The children loved it.
It was a challenge to squeeze the glue and wiggle it all around the paper.
Shaking on the baking soda was easy.
So easy that they added more and more.
Figuring out the spray bottles was hard too,
but they figured out different ways to make it happen.
The important thing was that the spray hole point towards the paper
not the face or clothes.
Watching the baking soda react to the vinegar slowed
the process.
The glue helps hold it all in place.

More Ball Play

The balls and tubes were so popular that I added more balls
in a bigger pool with a box that has holes.
The pool is set in the middle of the classroom that allows
 room and space for a lot of access.
The older children took time to try to find the right size hole
for each ball.
The younger children climbed right in.
Some started to throw them out so I gave them targets.
The pails were great targets for throwing the balls into
but they were even better for collecting the balls.
I'm not sure if it was a child or a parent that went and got the tube 
 but it added another dimension.