Sunnybrook Montessori School

Montessori preschool & kindergarten in New Hampshire's North Country

This week Magda visited with a special lesson about bread. The children learned how bread is made and what ingredients are included. We learned that yeast feeds on sugar and releases carbon dioxide so the bread will rise.
Then we helped perform two experiments with yeast! The first one included putting warm water, sugar and yeast in a bottle with a balloon pulled over the bottle opening. As the yeast began to eat the sugar and release gas, the balloon slowly began to inflate.
We are still in the middle of observing of our second experiment with yeast. We made a bread mixture in a glass jar and the children were able to observe it slowly begin to rise and see the bubbles the yeast was creating. We are eager to see how much it has risen over the weekend!

We talked and read about reptiles this week complete with some dinosaur math and multiple request for the ‘Dinosaur Stomp’ book and song. We also enjoyed a new music activity that included playing instruments along with “The Empty Pot” book. What a great week!

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