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Museum Note

A Day in the Life of a Preschooler

At The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

August 01, 2011
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is gearing up to start its second year hosting Preschool! Look through the eyes of a student and feel the excitement of going to school in the world's largest and best Children's Museum.

8:45 a.m. Walked into my classroom. The books on the table today had pictures of dinosaurs and lots of trees and plants. I was excited to look at it with my friends. During circle time, I found out that we are going to Dinosphere today! Everyone shared what they knew about dinosaurs. I said that I think a zoo in Alaska might have one. My teacher said no zoos have dinosaurs because they are extinct, but we get to see real dinosaur bones today!

9:20 a.m. My group went to the exhibit first. I noticed the smells, and then I heard the roars! We all talked about what we could discover using our senses. There were dinosaurs everywhere!

9:40 a.m. When we got back to the classroom, we danced to the Dinosaur Stomp. Ms. Kelly then read us "Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones."

10:00 a.m. When the other group got back, we shared what we learned. Someone asked about the trees; we learned that they are real trees, but the material has been preserved so they will last a really long time.

10:30 a.m. Snack time!!

11:00 a.m. Center time. Today there were centers where I worked on our class book about dinosaurs, did math patterning of dinosaurs, pretended to be a dad in a dinosaur family, and talked about how dinosaur bones are dug up and cleaned. It's called a really long word: archaeology.

Noon Mom picked me up. Today went too fast, but I can't wait to come back to school tomorrow.

The preschool at The Children's Museum is an exciting opportunity for Kids to enjoy learning in a unique environment. Two-day-a-week classes are offered as well as 4-day-a-week classes. For more information on registration, visit www.childrensmuseum.org/preschool.

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Public Relations Intern at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
For more information on The Children's Museum preschool and how preschoolers learn best, check out our blog at www.blog.childrensmuseum.org.

Tags: Education, Enrichment, In This Issue, Kids, Local, Preschool

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