May 11

It’s a Mystery!

This mama duck and her ten ducklings were spotted on the pond behind school this morning. Our PreK class took this video, When I went out to see them, they were nowhere to be found. I think she has them tucked away safely somewhere in the bushes. Click here to watch a video.

 

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May 10

Crabs and Shells

Pre-K students continued their study of the ocean with a lab about shells and the animals who live in them. We know that scientists classify, and we began lab by classifying our classmates. We formed groups using one common attribute- age, gender, color of shoes, curly or straight hair, etc. Then we learned the names of some common shells before we each classified our own bag of shells. At the end of lab, we observed our hermit crabs and learned about their body parts and habitat. Although I don’t have photos of this lab, I wanted to share these cute crabs they made in their classroom with Mrs. Lilge.


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May 3

Turtle Visitor

Last year, we witnessed three of our pond turtles dig holes and lay their eggs. We have been hoping to watch this miracle again this spring. Pre-First scientists saw this turtle walking up the sidewalk early Monday morning when it was raining. Could she be on her way to lay eggs?

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May 2

Minnow Tank

We held our second annual Minnow Tank, our name for Shark Tank, this morning. Many, many thanks to Dr. De La Rosa, Mrs. Kurtz, and Mr. Lamkin for sharing their expertise and wisdom with our fourth grade entrepreneurs. It was such an opportunity for our students! The panel gave their ideas about improving, pricing, marketing, and packaging the students’ inventions. This was a memory-making day!




May 2

Butter

I reviewed the states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) with my kindergarten scientists. We discussed how one state of matter can change to another.

Then we placed liquid whipping cream in a jar and churned it, by shaking the jar, until it became solid butter. We drained off the buttermilk and ate our lab!

Click here to watch a short video that we watched prior to making butter.

Try this at home and add honey to your butter.



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