Our Father’s Day annual BBQ celebration was a success. We invited dads, grandparents and other significant male figures in the child’s life and even moms who play both roles to our celebration. They children loved spending time with their family member and enjoying some refreshments as they explored their classroom environment indoors and outside. The weather cooperated perfectly for this event.
Thank you to all who made this event a success and to all the families that participated. A great day had by all!
Today was our whole schools play day fun day! Five stations were outdoors and three were indoors. The children had a great time playing the activities that the Healthy Dragons Club planned for the school.
The chicks are growing stronger and healthier as they are eating and drinking more. We only have 5 chicks now as one was not getting stronger and healthy and passed away. The children were sad to hear that one passed so we shared and talked about how we were feeling and they were curious as to what could have been the posible reasons to cause this and how important it is to be healthy. Lots of discussion and understandings came from the children’s inquisitiveness and their own experiences were shared with each other. This showed true resilience in the children and how they handle different situations in their life. They were very open to share and discuss their questions and experiences. We were truly amazed and impressed with our kindergartens.
We had an incubator in our classroom with 7 fertilized chicken eggs. We started on May 18th and the chicks hatched on June 7th. Six baby chicks hatched. We had lots of discussions about a chicks life cycle. We had plastic toy eggs with a picture of a chick for each day of development in an egg. The children loved to draw in their journals the life cycle using these plastic eggs. Some of the children wanted to give the chicks names and we recorded this on a foam chick shape. The children made pictures with their predictions of what the baby chicks would look like. Lots of learning opportunities for the children. We hope to continue to learn more as the chicks grow into chickens in our classroom.
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