In Kindergarten we are explorers and investigators! We discover and learn through using manipulatives, artifacts, and objects in nature. We are developing number sense, counting, measurement, modeling skills, data and graphing skills, and language to explain our thinking. We are learning to become thoughtful readers and engage in conversation to deepen our understanding of texts. On Forest Friday’s we will be exploring and learning in the woods! Every Friday we will be in the forest to learn and develop skills in persistence, resiliency, independence, and cooperation.
We did an art in nature sculpture of Mossy, Scoot, and three baby turtles inspired by the book, Mossy by Jan Brett. We read the book brought in by Augustine, “Tea” Brown. Her mom Heather came today to lead our project. She brought her shovel, trowel, and boxes of moss and blossoms and wheel-barrowed the works down to the brook on the nature trail. The children used shovels and trowels to dig dirt, carried rocks to form the edges, and then proceeded to place moss and petals to decorate our turtle family. In the book, Mossy has moss and ferns start to grow on her carapace creating a living, moving garden. We planted a fern in the middle of Mossy’s back. The hummingbird nest added the perfect touch!