Book choices for today:

  • The Picnic    Ruth Brown
  • Baseball Counting Book   Barbara McGrath
  • How Do You Know it is Spring?   Allan Fowler
  • Hurray for Spring   Patricia Hubbell
  • Everything Spring   Jill Esbaum
  • Spring is Here! A Story About Seeds   Joan Holub
  • Are You Spring?   Caroline Pitcher

Science: (first circle)

Need for lesson – Pictures showing signs of spring.

Science 67

We have found out that there are four seasons in a year. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Very soon the season is going to change from Winter to Spring. What are some things that tell us Spring is coming? We start to see flowers blooming. The leaves on the trees are starting to bud. We feel the air warming up as the sun stays out longer. The grass is starting to grow. Birds that flew South for the Winter are flying back and hibernating animals are waking up.

It often rains in the Spring which helps the flowers and grass to grow. When it rains and the sun is out what can we sometimes see in the sky? Rainbows. We have learned about rainbows and Spring is a good time to see one. Since the weather is warmer people enjoy being outside having picnics, flying kites, and playing sports like baseball or soccer.

Spring is also the time of the year when many baby animals are born. Baby sheep are called lambs. Baby cows are called calves. We can see ducklings swimming with their mothers. What do we call baby dogs? Cats? Swans? Hens? Horses?

Many people plant seeds and start gardens in the Spring. Seeds can be started in pots to sprout inside the house and when they are ready to be planted in the ground it has usually has warmed up enough outside to plant them and start a garden. People may choose to plant a vegetable garden, flower garden, or both. Spring is a special time of the year because the Earth is warming up and many people are ready for warmer weather after a cold Winter!

       Pictures of Spring

       Pictures of Spring

Additional Work:

Kites 1-10 – I made these kites using scrapbook paper and made bows by tying small pieces of ribbon.

Writing Number 1-20 – I cut these flowers out, added the numerals, and made them into cards. Children place numeral cards in order across their mat, roll out the register tape and write the numerals 1-20. (picture of baskets with flowers found at kidssoup.com)

Spring Sensory Tub

       Counting 1-10

       Numerals 1-20

       Spring Sensory Tub

Art:

Kites – Children can decorate a kite shape.

Kite Dice Game – Children take turns rolling the die and see who colors in their kite first.

      Kite Art

      Kite Game

Songs/Poems:

Spring (I made this into a work for the poem basket)
Spring is when the flowers grow.
Spring is when the sun shines on your face.
Spring is when ducks waddle.
Spring is when birds sing.
Spring is when baby animals are born.
Spring is when grass grows tall.
Spring is when blooming flowers grow on trees.

      Spring Poem

Five Little Kites
One little kite flying in the sky, the wind blew in another one, and then there were two.
Two little kites flying in the sky, the wind blew in another one, and then there were three.
Three little kites flying in the sky, the wind blew in another one, and then there were four.
Four little kites flying in the sky, the wind blew in another one, and then there were five.
Five little kites flying in the sky, can you count them with me? 1 – 2- 3- 4 -5
Five little kites flying in the sky!

Science: (Second Circle)

Need for lesson – Pictures of spring things found in the song below or any other spring song you would like to sing.

Twelve Days of Spring – Tune: First Day of Christmas (This is a poem I found over 20 years ago and I asked my husband to draw pictures for it)

On the first day of Spring, my true love gave to me, a robin in a pear tree
On the second day of Spring, my true love gave to me 2 ducks a waddling, and a robin in a pear tree.
On the third day of Spring, my true love gave me, 3 bees a buzzing (continue to sing with past number of days as song goes on)
On the fourth day of Spring, my true love gave to me, 4 watermelons….
On the fifth day of Spring, my true love gave to me, 5 picnic baskets….
On the sixth day of Spring, my true love gave to me, 6 wormy apples….
On the seventh day of Spring, my true love gave to me, 7 ants a marching….
On the eighth day of Spring, my true love gave to me, 8 swimmers swimming….
On the ninth day of Spring, my true love gave to me, 9 butterflies….
On the tenth day of Spring, mu true love gave to me, 10 flowers blooming….
On the eleventh day of Spring, my true love gave to me, 11 mowers mowing….
On the twelfth day of Spring, my true love gave to me, 12 garden growing….

      “Twelve Days of Spring”

      “Twelve Days of Spring”

Song (CD) choices for today:

  • It’s Spring Again   Follow the Leader
  • Babies   Follow the Leader
  • The Magic Seed   Seasonal Songs
  • Blow, Wind, Blow   Seasonal Songs
  • Mr. Wind    Quiet Time