Several students contributed different varieties of beans, seeds, and lentils. We noticed that the tiny sesame seeds occupied much less space in a container than the black-eyed peas. Items of similar size took up approximately the same amount of space.
Several children were very interested in the bag of safety pins contributed by a classmate. They sorted the safety pins by colour, separating the gold pins from the silver ones. The also sorted the safety pins by size, separating the large pins from the small ones. A few children linked the safety pins to create long chains.
At a different table, students created and extended patterns with raisins and Goldfish crackers. One family contributed a bag of 100 "loose part" odds-and-ends. The children really enjoyed looking through the contents and examining the variety of items.
We really appreciate your contributions to this activity. A lot of great discussions and learning has taken place with your support!
March 1st we have a field trip to Mountsberg to learn and experience making maple syrup. Please return your forms asap. We will contact parent volunteers via email. Merci !