Observing Red Worms
Kindergarten scientists have been observing the structures and behaviors of living red worms during Science this week. Our young scientists observed and identified the parts of a red worm and labeled them on a diagram. We investigated the wiggly world of a red worm by observing their behavior and how they move. Kindergarten noticed that the red worm’s body contracts and stretches to move forward. Ask your young scientist what they observed about red worms this week!
Our butterfly experts have been busy writing fascinating facts, painting stunning monarchs with true life colors, creating life cycles, and preparing their individual monarch butterflies during learning centers, to form a cluster of butterfly “ambassadors” for The Cooper School. Our Kindergarten class, along with students across the United States and Canada, will participate in a project to send symbolic butterflies to Mexico for the winter. Children at the Monarch sanctuaries in Mexico will protect the butterflies and send them back north in the spring! Stay tuned for more information as we continue to prepare for our exciting Symbolic Monarch departure.
On Wednesday, Kindergarteners had some special friends visit their classroom. Fourth grade delighted us by being our Reading Buddies and then our Lunch Buddies for the day. Each Fourth Grader picked out a special picture book and read it to their buddy. After reading, the Kindergarteners joined their buddy in the backyard for stimulating conversation and a game of color tag! Ask your Kindergartener about their favorite part of Reading Buddies.