Photo Gallery 2017-2018
We continued our unit on forces and motion by planning, creating, testing and evaluating marble playgrounds. After creating individual plans, students worked collaboratively to create a team plan, build their marble playground, evaluate it and make changes. There was a lot of problem solving going on and incredible team work, not to mention plenty of smiles and laughter as each team tried to race their marble faster than the others!
Jack and The Beanstalk
After reading Jack and the Beanstalk, students worked together to solve the problem of how to build the tallest beanstalk out of index cards and tape. They created individual designs, discussed them , came up with a group plan, built their beanstalks then evaluated them to make changes. We are engineers in the making!
We had a great time examining and sorting our leaves by size, shape and color. After we were finished, we enjoyed reading Leaf Man by Lois Elhert and making our own leaf creatures in the spirit of her illustrations.
Fire Station Field Trip
We had a wonderful time visiting the fire station with Pre-K last week. The highlight was definitely spraying the hose! We have some future firefighters for sure!
Apples, Apples Everywhere!
We had a great week learning about apples including the life cycle of the apple tree. Our favorite vocabulary word was rot followed closely by thud and dribble. We enjoyed making applesauce to round out our unit, and trying not to have it dribble down our chins! The kids gave it two thumbs up and a smile.
After reading Dot by Peter Reynolds, the children created their own dot creations with crayons and water colors. We learned that in each of us their is an artist waiting to get out.
After struggling to unwrap layer upon layer of wrapping paper and wanting to give up over and over again because it was just too hard, the children learned the value of perseverance. Our reward? Bubbles!! When we face the challenges of Kindergarten this year, we know we can do ALL things through Christ! We will persevere!
Our First Week of School
We are off to a great start! This week we made new friends and learned how to use many of the materials in the classroom. We are now experts with play dough, scissors, teddy bears, snap cubes, dot cubes and glue! We even tried our hand at writing with paint bags. We are ready to learn and have fun!