We have been very busy as usual in the Kindergarten Room. Last week we invited the fourth graders to help us make newspaper pots for our plants. This involves a single sheet of newspaper, a little folding around a soup can and lots of tape, which the kindergarteners were happy to supply. So far the pots are holding up well. Students planted seeds in the paper pots as well as recycled plastic ones and are watching every day to see when they sprout. The fourth graders are a big help with the plant journals so they will continue to work with the kindergarten students to record plant growth every Friday when they come down to partner read.
Our plan is to set eggs on Monday. The chicks will take exactly three weeks to hatch which will bring us to May 14. The incubator is here and will be plugged in on Thursday or Friday so it is the proper temperature for our eggs. The kids are so excited to do this project and will have a LOT to say if you ask them about it!
It was a very busy day in Kindergarten. Along with our usual reading, CGI work and handwriting, we learned all about penguins. We worked on penguin counting, sorting animals who can and can’t fly (penguins can’t) and penguin reading.
Our favorite activity was trying to balance eggs on our feet to understand how hard it is to be a father penguin taking care of an egg while the mother is off finding food. We watched a few videos to learn some penguin facts; here is our favorite: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/emperor-penguin/
Check your child’s papers tonight for a permission slip. We are travelling to Babbitt on Thursday to see the Okee Dokee Brothers. Before we go we will do Read with Someone Special from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. This can be with anyone who wants to come in and read with the kids. They really love the attention so we hope to see you here Thursday morning.
Remember that Wednesday is Crazy Hair and Socks Day. Feel free to be silly!
Please remember to read and turn in your minutes for I Love to Read Month. We have sweet treats for our readers!