The children used many of the recycled materials, that parents have been sending in, to create insect models. They were so creative as they used pipe cleaners, scrap material, googly eyes, yogourt drink containers, paper tubes, socks, and coffee filters, to make their insects. Merci !
Our trees are really starting to grow. Some of the students decided to document what they see and ensuring that the seedlings are properly watered.
The builders in the classroom continued to build higher and higher. This time, they decided to build on top of the wooden block box, instead of in front of the doorway. They were so excited how well they worked as a team and about the decision to build away from the door. It was still standing at the end of the day. It was home to a miserable looking worm, that they tried to convince us was "just sleeping".
We ended our day using additional items from our classroom recycling bin. We have been learning about things that sink and float. Today, we observed how plasticine can sink and float. We learned that when plasticine is in a ball it sinks, but if you flatten it out and turn up the edges it floats. We also learned that the one we tested was not very stable as it could not hold many marbles. Our goal was to make a boat that could float and was stable. They could use any materials available and work alone or in teams.
Mme Hillen and Mme Tipler will be away tomorrow at a literacy meeting. Mme Tipler will be away on Thursday morning, learning from another kindergarten teacher.
Have a great night!