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!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The first day of November!

Hi everyone!

Happy November!

Today we had a special guest from the Oregon Humane Society here to teach us more about dog safety.   Here are a few pictures

Later in the day we started to solve each other's story problems.  We spent the last few days writing these problems.  Here we are choosing the problems we want to solve.