For many of us, the 4th of July holiday brings to mind fun times at the beach. On Tuesday, the Tadpoles learned about being safe at the beach (and in water in general) and about many of the things we might find at a beach.
During circle time, the Tadpoles talked about lifeguards. They learned that lifeguards are at the beach as well as the pool. When asked what lifeguards do, the Tadpoles said they blow their whistle. They learned that the whistle means to look for, and listen to the instructions of, the lifeguard; that if he says “get out of the water” or “stop running,” we need to do so. His job is to “keep us safe,” as the Tadpoles said.
Outside, the Tadpoles gathered at the picnic tables for story time with Science Sarah. She read the book, “Senses at the Seashore.” Science Sarah had salty water, seashells, sand, a feather, and a wave-in-a-bottle to show as each object was mentioned in the story. The Tadpoles had a lot of fun feeling the sand and feather, tasting and smelling the salt water (made by Sarah), hearing the “waves” in the seashells, and seeing the wave in a bottle.
The Tadpoles then went back to playing. They played in the houses and in the sandbox. Also, the Tadpoles helped pick tomatoes. We harvested fourteen tomatoes and ate them at snack time!
Have a fun and safe 4th of July!
~ Ms. Heather
Lead Tadpole Teacher