August is all about SCIENCE with Mother Goose Time! Little Guy LOVES science experiments, and really just loves the word science, so he was pretty excited when I told him about it.
There are quite a few experiments to do this month (including his favorite baking soda and vinegar experiment - although he has done it before, I am pretty sure it will be his favorite all over again!), and we started with a project that mixed science and literacy!
It was called Spicy Name. First I wrote his name on a nametag. I should have let him write it, but I wanted it to turn out pretty... Anyways, I wrote his name, then handed him a cotton swab and a glob of glue. His job was to trace his name in glue. After that, I got out some cinnamon (you could use a variety of spices for a classroom of kids, I stuck with cinnamon and ginger because of the consistency) and let him sprinkle it on the glue. Then we shook off the extra and VOILA! A Spicy Name!
They turned out pretty well. I did one with my name since I wanted to share this fun project, but I try to keep Little Guy's name private. I didn't use enough glue on my "H". He did a good job tracing the "M" and gets better at writing the letter "M" all the time. Its the only one he writes well, but I guess you have to start somewhere!
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