[et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]We’re buzzing with excitement over one of our latest projects from our Wolf Creek Preschool classroom with Ms. Jen: Bees! This project came about over the summer, as warmer weather provided the perfect opportunity for the children to spend more time outdoors.
Our Wolf Creek location features an inspirational nature playground with lots of different bugs and animals that can be found nearby. Bees began to emerge as the sunny weather brought in the summer months and the children began to notice bees near their homes as well.
The children began to ask a lot of questions, such as: Why do bees fly together? What makes the buzzing sound? Can I see one up-close? How do they make honey? Why do they smell flowers?
As the children began to ask these questions, our teachers knew this would be an exciting time to explore and discover all that we could about bees. We wanted to provide the children with a hands-on learning experience where they could study tangible, real-life sources to learn new information about the world around us.
The highlight of this project was bringing real honey bees into the classroom, exploring bees in acrylic safely for a close-up experience. The children even got to taste honey from local bees.
From crafting our own bees out of natural materials to creating our own “honeycomb,” this featured project was absolutely meant to BEE!