Our end of the year Splash Party was so much fun! Thank you all for coming to celebrate such a wonderful JK year with your daughters. We have loved getting to spend the year with them. Thank you for sharing your girls with us! Below is the end of the year video that was shared at the Splash Party. We can't wait to see your girls as big kindergarten girls. Have a wonderful summer!
For early childhood learners, science is an extension of their everyday world. We don’t have to teach our girls how to wonder, discover, and explore through play because they do it on their own! The experiences that our girls have in the classroom as well as the Science lab are both engaging and entertaining. We feel it's so important to focus on a love of Science with our early childhood girls because it will shape and mold them for the years to come.
One way that we incorporate and promote a growing love of Science in our classroom is through our Scientist of the Week. This weekly routine is a favorite among the girls as they are each highlighted as the scientist once during the second semester. We encourage the girls to select an experiment that they can conduct independently. This helps the girls feel empowered in the selection process as well as confident as they lead the group through the experiment. Each girl has performed a science experiment for the class. Please take a peek at your little Scientists!
From the past two weeks..
Spring is in the air! The girls have already been noticing lots of changes around them. We decided it was time to take a trip to the farm to see if we can notice any changes there. Take a look at what the girls have noticed...
"We saw blueberries. They were green because they haven't changed to blue yet." -Mary Kirk
"There were blueberries at the farm. I think I saw cabbage and some plants. It was rainbow cabbage." -Julia
"There were blueberries. They were green because they were starting to bloom. We weren't able to pick them because they weren't ready. We have to wait til they're blue." -Sara
"I saw blueberries and the rainbow plant. They had lots and lots of colors on them." -Lila
"We saw Snap Dragons. It is a type of flower that snaps. I also saw the mint leaves. They smell so good! -Mazzy
"We looked at blueberries and there were these blue flowers." -Elizabeth
"We saw blueberries! They were green and we have to wait to eat them till they are blue." -Ruthie
"We saw blueberries but they weren't ready yet. It's because they haven't gotten enough sun and water to be blue. Then, they are ready to eat!" -Ceil
"We looked at blueberries. They were green because they were sprouting. Then, they will turn blue and we can eat them!" -Katherine
"We looked at the farm. We saw some pretty flowers that smell like perfume. It smelled so good. They are perfume flowers." -Evie
"We saw Snap Dragons. They open their mouth. That's because they snap. We also saw blueberries!" -Kaley
"We saw blueberries on the farm for the first time! We didn't eat them yet because they were green and they have to be blue to eat them." -Bays
The girls love making visits to the farm to see what changes have occured and what new things have bloomed. We have also been talking a lot about our Earth and how to help keep it clean and healthy. Ask your daughter how our Huthison farm helps our Earth!
From the past two weeks..
Everyday Math Activity
The JK girls went on an Easter Egg Hunt today! ;Please take a look at your girls. Be sure to ask them about it. They had so much fun! Have a great long weekend!
Taking A Closer Look At Flowers
I love the petals on flowers. They are like the colors of the rainbow. Flowers are all different because they are different colors and shapes and sizes.
The best learning takes place when it's meaningful and hands on. We used this week to look closely like a scientist at the beauty of flowers. Our girls selected and then dissected real flowers. We invited them to take the flower apart and explore them. Using the individual pieces, each girl was able to create beautiful art. The following conversation reflects our learning during small group investigation
Our Dinosaur Digging Project Wraps Up