Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Fairy tales!

Today we were so busy putting the finishing touches on our final fairy tale projects! Oh...and it is exciting!
Here are some pictures of the kids hard at work - take care!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Snowflakes at school?

Hi there!
Today we had five fantastic parent volunteers help us make 3-D paper snowflakes!! We had a great time and hopefully these will make great decorations for your house - get ready for them to want to make some at home!  Here are a few pictures of our busy snowflake making.  Thanks again to the parents who helped make this a success!!

Artist in Residence

Hi everyone!
This past few moths we have had an artist in residence visit out room to help the students learn how to make stop motion movies.  Last week was a big session as the students designed sets AND then filmed their ants and sets into a movie - enjoy the pictures!  Stay tuned for the final product in a few weeks...

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Fantastic World of Ants!

The end of the week is here and we are wrapping up our study of ants.  Of course, your young scientist may continue to learn more about ants on their own...maybe even ask for an ant farm soon?

We first showed our projects to two different classes of kindergarten fun!

As we use our language to tell what we know, we learn more about what we know!

Then the parents visit began - thanks everyone!  Your scientists were so proud to show off their hard work to you!

See you next week!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A busy week in November

Hi everyone!

We had such a learning filled time this week as we discovered more about ants and how they help our world.
On Monday, we created sculptures of ants from modeling clay.
ON Tuesday we researched, drew, and created posters about why the world needs ants!  Turns out that they are a vital part of our ecosystem.  We also watched a storyteller performer.
On Wednesday we pulled together all of the work we have done to create ant lift the flap books - which you will see on Friday!
Today we are working hard designing our own ant projects to teach others about ants!  Here are a few pictures:

This has been a great week of creating and thinking and growing as learners - we can't wait to show you all what we have done when you visit tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A short week in November!

We have had a busy two days working on ant projects and art projects!
Today we did some ant research then created a poster from what we had learned:

 Then we learned more about stop motion animation with our artist in residence!

Looking forward to seeing you all over the next few days!