Upcoming Bible Verse: Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is as sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water on the earth.--Hosea 6:3
MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES
TWO YEAR OLDS
I can act out stories with toys and props.
I can be aware of the changes in the weather and seasons.
I can jump and county while playing the lily pad game.
THREE YEAR OLDS
I can recognize two-dimensional shapes.
I can name the 4 seasons.
I can listen and follow two-step directions.
I can recognize the sights and sounds of the season of spring.
I can observe seed, sprout and plant growth and label the parts of the plants.
I can use my creativity to produce projexts that represent God’s creations in nature.
SIGNS OF SPRING
Signs of Spring: Goodbye winter, with your bitter winds and mounds of snow, and hello spring. Spring, of course, marks the beginning of warmer weather and longer daylight hours, the blooming of flowers and the budding of leaves.
Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. At the spring, or vernal, equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
The Earth’s axis, the imaginary line around which the earth turns in its daily rotation, is slightly tilted. The seasons are caused by this tilt and by the fact that the Earth’s axis always holds the same location in space. If the axis were not tilted, the sun would always be directly over the Equator and the northern and southern hemispheres would both have constant, similar weather the year round
ASK YOUR CHILD:
What are the different seasons? What is the sequence of the seasons. Ask: What is the weather like during the different seasons? What is the same or different about the seasons? Include similarities and differences in weather, temperature, and length of daylight.