We have spent a lot of time over the last few weeks talking about Thanksgiving and being thankful. From reading stories about how different families celebrate the holiday to why does a turkey have a waddle? We have learned more about ourselves and each other.
In Movement with Mrs. Parsons, the girls loved participating in the Turkey Tango!
We were able to share Thanksgiving chapel with the lower school this week. The JK girls were asked to sing at the beginning of the program. We were so proud of them. They did a wonderful job!
How to cook a turkey...
We always enjoy asking the girls about cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving. They come up with the most clever ideas. Our little chefs have given explicit details on how this year's turkey should be prepared. Enjoy these recipes from our class!
May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The girls have been so excited about their pumpkins that they brought to school. We have been using the pumpkins to explore everyday math and science concepts. We measured height, weight and length of our pumpkins and used them to introduce estimating and how to form a hypothesis. The girls learned that making an estimate or forming a hypothesis is the way mathematicians and scientists make a guess about a possible outcome to a problem or question. They loved guessing how much their pumpkin might weigh, counting the lines on their pumpkin, measuring with string around their pumpkin and most of all, watching to see if would their pumpkin 'sink or float' when they dropped it in a tub of water.
What makes a pumpkin float?
The water holds the big part on the bottom up
The pumpkin has seeds, pumpkin goop and air inside of it. The pumpkin floats because it has air in it like a balloon! -Emilia
Where do pumpkins come from?
The pumpkin feels slimy, soft, gooey, yucky and it's juicy!
-observations by the girls