Friday, May 19, 2017

The picture on the blog cover is us on the first day of TK!  CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!??  Such little punkins!  UGH!

This week we said goodbye to our favorite Monday helper, Mrs. Moen!

We made her thank you cards and gave her a hug or high five for helping us!

We worked on the letter A this week.  We started it last week with the a-a achoo sound like when we sneeze and this week we learned about ANTS!  We learned some fun facts about ants and also got to see ants as I brought in an ant farm.  It's a new fangled sort of ant farm with a gel of some kind.  The tunnels are super cool to see and we enjoyed watching them move around.

Friday, for our SCIENCE DAY, we learned about fossils, dinosaurs and PALEONTOLOGY!  Our go to science teacher, Mrs. Stai, has a bucket of petrified wood, cow bones and fossils (of mostly shells) that I borrowed and we got to pass them around, hold and examine them!

We had fun making our own fossils using some plastic creatures we have in our room in tubs using our Play Dough.

After a lively session of fossil making, we learned just a LITTLE about dinosaurs.  Mostly basics like meat eaters and plant eaters and their SIZE!  We had an example of a triceratops' footprint.
We guessed how many feet it would take for us to fill it.  We were off a bit.  Everyone traced their shoe, cut it out and placed it inside the triceratop's foot.  We were surprised that we couldn't fill it!

Our afternoon we transformed into paleontologists, and worked and worked (and worked) on freeing a bug from ice.  Paleontologists have to be very patient as they brush, scrub and pick at the bones and fossils they find.  We did the same.  Everyone got a block of ice with a bug in it, a toothbrush, a container of water and an eye dropper and we set off to discover what each of us had frozen in the ice!

It was really fun and the kids were super patient and so careful as they worked tediously to get their bug out of the ice!

MONDAY: ART  Snack: Lucy
WEDNESDAY: MUSIC  Snack: Mrs. T, Mrs. K and Mrs. Gerber
Wednesday will be the last day of TK.  NO TK ON FRIDAY, MAY 26

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