This week we were tiny detectives and we had to solve a mystery! Our big scooters were missing and it was our job to find out who took them, why they took them, and where are they! On Monday, we discovered fingerprints on the slide and in the classroom… big fingerprints! The children had their first clue. We used ink pads to make our own fingerprints. We observed our fingerprints with a magnifying glass and compared them to our friends fingerprints.
On Tuesday we found a big purple handprint! We collected our evidence on our evidence sheet and then painted with watercolor paint.
On Wednesday we found a giant footprint and we had a secret message that we discovered after we water colored our paper. It looked like it was a guy that was wearing a baseball cap. The children found a person with a baseball hat next door at Casey’s. They thought maybe we should call the police! We also added scrap paper to our sensory table! They had fun ripping and cutting the paper!
On Thursday, we received pictures in a hidden envelope of our scooters splattered with paint and a side view of a man in a baseball hat. We think that is who took our scooters, but we still don’t understand why or where they could be! We thought since our scooters were covered in splatters of paint it would be fun to do some splatter painting!
On Friday, we had to go through a laser maze to get to the end of the hall. When we got there we discovered the kitchen door was shut! When we opened the door we found our big scooters and a note from Mr. Billy. Billy took the scooters to clean them. He accidently splattered paint all over them and took them to clean them! The mystery was solved and our detectives did figure out it was Billy before the letter told them! We have some wonderful tiny detectives! Nurse Katie, from the Camden County Health Department, came in to talk to the children about staying healthy and how important exercise is! She also told them how easy it is to get our bodies moving through play… you can exercise and have fun at the same time! We found a praying mantis and put it in our bug catcher to observe!
Monday will begin our Christmas in July Week! REMINDER: PLA will be closed July 27-August 7 for Teacher Work Week and Summer Break. The week beginning August 10th will be a child care only week and August 17th will be our first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year.