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The Target Project (4-30)

We are in full swing of our Target project.  We first started explore how the things in Target get to the store.  We watched videos on this process.  The videos showed warehouses where boxes were stored and then trucks loading the boxes to take to their final destination.  This sprung interest in price tags.  The children were interested in making price tags for our Target store located in the family living area.

Following the children’s lead, we began exploring receipts and what they are used for in target.  We began making receipts, looking at pictures, and using receipts in our store.  We have sketched and built gift cards, computers, debit cards, and money.  Some of our practicum students have had phenomenal lessons, encouraging the children in their Target play.

The children have shown interest in how much things cost.  They have the realization that the smaller things are the less expensive they are.  They larger things are, the more expensive they will be.  If this interest stays the same or increases we will explore this aspect of Target next week.  If you hear any talk about Target at home, we would love to hear about it at school!

Click here to see what we have done so far with our Target project: The Target Project

Chili

Last week, we read the book Pigs in the Pantry and role played the entire story.  We talked about the different measurement tools the characters were using and even pretended to chop, dice, and saute many of our pretend ingredients.  During this same week, we were discussing liquids, solids, and gases in relation to our weather project.  After reading the book for several days and role-playing, the children asked if we could make chili based on the recipe from the book.  We couldn’t say no!!  We knew that we could discuss the changes of the types of food as we brown the meat, saute the vegetables, and prepare the chili.  We felt this would combine so much of our curriculum into this activity.

Yesterday, we spent time organizing our food and taste testing many ingredients.  We classified each item into gas, solid, or liquid.  Sometimes, the children would guess right away where they thought the item would fit.  Other times the children would wait until they saw the contents in the can.  Several children who are typically are picky eaters tried items with us that they would never have tried in the past!  They even liked some of them!!  They even shared they would try the chili!

Today, we prepared the chili and it is currently cooking in our crock pot!

To find out what has happened so far check out our power point:

Pigs in the Pantry

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