Do you remember when we planted lettuce, carrots and peas a few months ago? They’re growing!!!! Although the carrots and peas definitely won’t be ready by the end of next week, we are certainly planning on sampling some lettuce before the end of the year. Make sure to check out the beans growing out of the plastic cups. We thought it would be fun to make them into true beanstalks. The children coloured beanstalks on paper towel rolls and made paper leaves. They also made castles at the top. We are planning on leaving all of the plants in the classroom for the summer, as daycare staff has volunteered for the school aged children to take care of them. It will be a lot of fun to see how they have grown in September.
As for growing gardens, we have been monitoring how well Kiersten’s garden is growing. Her mom has been sending us pictures and we are happy to see all of our ‘vegetables’ growing. Fantastic!
We’ve been working as engineers and architects as well. Students used their planning, designing and constructing skills to build various structures of their choice. It was really interesting to hear their language and to see their thoughts develop as they worked together with a partner.
BUBBLES, BUBBLES, BUBBLES!!!!! We are ending our school year with fun! Our students are learning about the many different kinds of bubbles there are. Yesterday, we made ‘bubble juice’ with dish soap, corn syrup and water. Today we mixed dish soap, water and food colouring with Mrs. McFee’s mixer and created a rainbow of colours to play with in the tactile table. It’s been a lot of fun. Tomorrow, we will attempt to make GIANT bubbles by using some ‘magic’ ingredients. If you want to watch some very interesting bubble videos, check out ‘Melody Yang Gazillion Bubble Show’ online. A few of the children have now decided that they would like their future careers to be bubble scientists. I think Mrs. McFee would love this job too!!!
More kindergarten news…….. We have been so happy to welcome our new kindergarten friends who will be starting school next year. They are visiting us this week for their shadow days. Looks like a great group of new students. 🙂
And, our year two’s have been visiting grade one this week. We will also be losing a great bunch of students. But they are more than ready, and SUPER EXCITED!
Until next week…… enjoy the last few days before summer. Soon enough, beach days and vacations will be calling.