We took our first walk up the trail today; hopefully the first of many to come in the last few months we have this school year. Our students were fantastic! We were so impressed with how responsible they were and very happy with the whole outing. They approached every moment with glee and reveled in all that nature had to offer; critters, climbing, streams, soakers, plants, puddles, mud and more. We loved seeing how joyfully they explored and the satisfaction they took in their natural surroundings. We were grateful to have Maryam, Kirby, Christina and Erin with us so we had lots of eyes on the children as they played. Click here to get a peek at our morning!
As educators in Kindergarten we provide provocations in our classroom. Provocations are open-ended activities or questions that are intended to provoke thinking, discussions, and creativity. These provocations are woven into our environment to support our student’s natural curiosity and spark interest during play. Our students will often find these set up at the art table, with our loose parts, and at the writing easel.
This used to be a job for just Mrs.Raymond and Mrs.Carte Combs, but these two girls really wanted to get their classmates thinking!
It was a beautiful day for planting. We are starting some seeds indoors to transplant to our new garden when there is no worry of frost. However, many students are interested in taking their plants home and that’s okay too. We used some of the school’s new garden equipment (gloves and trowels) which are available to us when working in our school garden. Our class was busy digging in the soil, choosing seeds, watering, and making labels. We don’t want to forget what we planted! A great variety of seeds were planted such as sunflowers, corn, beans, broccoli, cantaloupe and wildflowers. Our seeds have everything they need…. soil, water, sun, and a little bit of love.