Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sink or Swim?

Summer is off to a great start at the Academy of Harpeth Village! Today we brought the outside into the classroom while learning about objects that sink or floats in lakes, pools, rivers, ponds, and puddles. Today the children got to make a boat to see if it sinks or floats. Us teachers are learning so much by watching the children use the "power of play". We have also been learning about different "outside" habitats. One of our teachers brought in real tadpoles! How amazing is it for the children to watch them grow into frogs.

Here are some some quotes from the children about "sink or float":
* A boat floats because it's light.
* A penny sinks because it's heavy.
* A boat floats because it has a motor.
* A boat floats because water is heavy
* A pacifier sinks
* A wet sponge sinks, and a dry sponge floats
* Rocks sink

Here are some quotes about tadpoles:
* They're black
* They're wet
* They live with rocks
* They have a tail
* They eat lettuce