Ms. Holcomb & Mrs. Childress
The girls have been mesmerized with the changes of Spring and have greatly enjoyed seeing the new goslings around campus each day. From the tulip poplar tree that we see each day on our way to the playground to the colorful flowers blooming all over campus, we are so fortunate to be able to learn and play at such a beautiful place. Hutchison is one of a kind and the girls love to learn all about the Hutchison community and environment. Recently we visited the pond in hopes of seeing the new baby goslings. The girls noticed that there were so many other things to discover at the pond too!
What do you notice about the Hutchison pond?
There are rocks under the water. They look brown. There are rocks around the water too, but they are grayish-white.- Anitza
I see mud close to the rocks. It's in the water.- Kadence
The pond looks green to me. I think it's green because some green leaves fell in there.- Ivy
There are brown sticks on the ground and pine cone trees by Dr. Ring's house.- Lilly
Look, there are a lot of pine cones, sticks, and rocks around the pond. I see white flowers floating on top of the water too. I think they came off the trees.- Camille
I see little white things in the pond. I think they are food for the fish.- Jaycelyn
There is a fountain in the pond. It sprays really fast. I see a leaf in the water too. It looks like a fish fin.- Eloise
The fountain is making drops in the water.- Frannie
I see a Mommy goose.- Lindy
I see the baby geese!- Emma
Look, there's a family of geese. The mommy and daddy are protecting their babies. One is pushing a baby with it's beak in the pond.- Clara
I wonder why there is water spinning around out there. It looks like a water tornado. There must be a big fish under the water spinning it's head around making it do that.- Maddie
The pond is wet.- Raven
The water rolls fast, and it looks deep.- Stella
Observational drawings of the girls' discoveries
The girls also compared various bodies of water to distinguish the difference between freshwater and saltwater. Which animals live in and around each body of water? How can we keep our water clean? All the girls agreed that they can deposit trash like plastics, glass, and paper for recycling to help keep not only our water clean, but also our land and air.
Each year the Trike-A-Thon is a day our girls look forward to! The weeks leading up to the big day we spent a lot of time talking about St. Jude. During chapel Scott Throckmorton, Director of Security at Hutchison, spoke to the girls about bike safety. He explained the importance of having proper protective equipment. Good bike safety always includes wearing a helmet to protect your head.
Finally, the big day arrived! We peddled for the children at St. Jude and raised over $11,500 this year and more than $146,000 over the last 15 years! What a great way to teach our Hutchison girls about giving back to the community and a passion for service to others!
Welcome to our JK class! We are a group of busy bees having fun and learning so much. We cant wait to share our projects and fun happenings with you here!