Friday, November 19, 2010

Predator and Prey!



The children enjoyed a wonderful puppet show! Later we went outside and make tracks with maccaroni. We all had an opportunity to follow a trail like a real predator. Lots of fun!

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Secret Lives of Trees!






When the Audubon visited us we went outside and made observations about a tree! We learned a lot about a tree just by looking at it and touching it!
Another great activity we did was to use our bodies to show what leaves look like that are opposite of each other.

The Secret Lives of Trees

The Audubon visited Kindergarten and shared with us a lot of interesting information about trees! We learned about the life cycle of a tree, different types of leaves as well as different types of trees. Some of our new vocabulary we learned is deciduous and coniferous!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beaver Fun!

This afternoon we enjoyed a puppet show that gave us some information about the beaver. We learned about some of their special physical features and who preys on the beaver!
videoAfter the puppet show we had an opportunity to be a beaver! The children were able to be a beaver and travel through their lodge and then get a stick to chew on as a special treat!
videoEating our "sticks" with our sharp front teeth!
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Scientific Drawings

The children have worked very hard creating their own scientific drawing of a honeybee. We think scientifically when we draw detailed pictures showing characteristics of something alive. Some of us even tried labeling special parts of our honeybees.

A Slideshow of Discoveries!

We had our first 4 Winds program on Insect Adaptations. It was wonderful! The children learned lots of new vocabulary, had opportunities to look for insects in a garden habitat and then had a special "mosquito" drink!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Puppet Show About Insect Adaptations!

This afternoon we had our first visit from 4 Winds! We learned a lot about all the adaptations that different insects can do. Wow! The puppet show was wonderful. We learned so much from the Queen and her insect friends. Enjoy!
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Insect Investigations Live!

This afternoon we had an opportunity to examine the many insects we found on a white sheet. They were easy to see and observe.
videoWe also had an opportunity to explore the garden and look for insects. After we found insects we tried to identify them.
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Later we were able to watch a bumblebee! We were able to see all of his body parts and we even noticed that the bee had pollen on 2 of his legs!

Insect Investigations! An Outreach Opportunity From The Audubon

The Audubon visited Kindergarten last week and led us through a variety of hands on activities and explorations about insects. We walked through the ABS garden, through the grass, looking under trees and even up in the sky looking for insects. We found many and were even able to identify some.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Feathering The Nest!


The children will be comparing different types of nests this month. Each child will be given a nest to examine and then draw/sketch out their observations.

Special Unit Vocabulary

incubate, nestling, cavity, nest, platform nest, cup nest, pensile, pendulous, altricial. precocial

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A great activity for you to do at home with your child would be to take a walk through your neighborhood, down a road or even walk down a city street and look closely at all the buildings, houses, etc. that you see. Look for evidence and or clues that a bird may be living there! The talk to your child about how the bird may or may not like the habitat that you see their nest in.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Look At How We Make Tracks!

Listen To What We Did Today In 4 Winds!

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Tracks! Tracks! Tracks!

What a great 4 Winds we had this morning! The children learned about the different types of animal tracks and how animals move! Enjoy watching and listening to the activities we experienced.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snowflakes! Snowflakes! Snowflakes!




We learned about how snowflakes are formed and where they come from. Be sure to ask your child about what we learned during our 4 Winds workshop. Lots of fun!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snowflakes!


This month we are learning about snowflakes! One of the main ideas we will be focusing on is that water can take many forms. The children will be thinking of different forms as well as conducting some experiments that help us to understand how water can change it's form.

Unit Ideas/Concepts:

1. Fallen snow is a collection of crystals stacked with air spaces between them.
2.Snowflakes consist of 1 or more snow crystals that join together to form a snowflake.
3..Snow crystals are part of the group of crystals that are 6 sided. This shape is called a hexagon.
4. Snowflakes have neat designs.