Friday, February 3, 2017

Living or Nonliving?

What fun we had sharing this week!  Kids brought in all sorts of living and nonliving things!  We discussed all the questions we needed to ask in order to determine if something is living or nonliving.

  • Does is need food and water?
  • Does it grow or change on its own?
  • Does it reproduce?
  • Does it breathe? 
  • (and a kindergarten favorite) Does it produce waste? 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Gingerbread Man

In December we read multiple versions of the Gingerbread Man stories.  Kindergartners were learning about characters and setting through reading about several different gingerbread characters. They loved this unit and all the activities involved. 

Puppet Show
Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!

My Clever Little Bakers!

Ginger Tea and Ginger honey on biscuits- Yummy!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


We couldn't resist playing in the snow on this beautiful day!  Everyone was happy to roll and jump and eat fresh snow!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sweet Potato Smoothies

Yay!  Today we made healthy yummy smoothies! Ms. Laura came and taught us about sweet potatoes and then we made smoothies! 
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Meet a Tree

Friday's ECO lesson was 'Meet a Tree'!  Students had to trust a partner to guide them through the forest to a tree while blindfolded! They then used their senses to get to know the tree.  After removing the blindfold they had to try to find the tree they met.  Our awareness was raised on how every tree in the forest is different.  We also discussed the many uses of bark.  It was a fun outdoor day!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Trees Marvelous Trees!

Friday's ECO lesson centered around trees and all the wonderful things they do for us!  We ended our time in the forest by thanking the trees for what they do.  University students joined us in the woods today which provided the opportunity for small group activities.  Kids were tallying deciduous and conifer trees, making shelters, and even using dead branches sawing and drilling to make ornaments and necklaces.