|A good box made useless by ice|
Perhaps my readers know of a solution to this problem and can share it in the comments section.
And, if I didn't mention it before: to get the dinos in the middle of a block of ice, first fill it halfway with water and freeze it solid. Add the dinos on the top surface of the ice and then pour the second half of the water on top. The plastic dinos sink, so they stay in the middle.
|RRROOAAR! It's cold in here!|
When the second layer of water freezes you've got what you want: dinosaurs in the middle of a big block of ice.
It took our kindergartners about 30 minutes to free the dinosaurs. I add the dinos to our Cuisinere rods where they add some interest and character to the explorations.
|The foundations of a good building|
|Danny knew this one was too tall.|
Other activities today included a lesson by Miss Roach about counting syllables in words by clapping them, P.E., and the usual routines.
We also used a real pasta machine (an artifact of a cooking fad in the 80's) to make modeling dough linguine. Yum.
|No instructions needed|