Our young readers are learning about poetry. Students learned how to sort books to distinguish between poetry books and storybooks. Readers also learned that poems look different. Poems have white space, can be written like tall buildings, or sometimes the words seem to float on the page!
During Writer’s Workshop, students are practicing writing poems about things that are important to them. Writers are discovering different ways to find inspiration. We have started collecting important items from home to add to our Poetry Museum. In this museum, writers are finding interesting ways to describe these objects, express a connection, or record their curious thoughts.
Diving Into Our Tree Study
Trees are everywhere! Our scientists are observing trees! Students notice that there are lots of different types of trees. Students also observed that different things grow on trees. We examined nuts, seeds, cones, flowers, twigs, and moss! Students also thought of different ways they can be friends with a tree. They could talk to trees, plant trees, kick a soccer ball to a tree, read under trees or climb them! How do you enjoy trees?
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Kindergarteners were thrilled to spend Wednesday morning at the beautiful Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Kindergarteners got to spend time with lots of animals in the zoo and nature center. They got to get up and close with peacocks, deer, ducks, goats, foxes, rabbits, and so many more fantastic animals. It was so fun to see animals that we had studies in our zoology unit in person.
Then Kindergarteners became tree explorers. They went on a long walk along the river and through the gardens to explore the various majestic trees. Kindergarteners collected tree “finds” to bring back to school to kick off our next unit on trees.
Kindergarteners enjoyed eating lunch and basking in the sunshine on the great lawn in front of the plantation house. They even got to play “Everybody’s It” and “Sharks and Minnows”! Ask your Kindergartener about this fun-filled morning.