Saturday, June 3, 2017

Insectarium & Writer's Workshop

Collecting insects for our Insectarium (they were hiding all over the playground). Learning to label collections for further study.
Kindergarten science writers chose one of their insects to write about. The illustrations were made with homemade Eric Carle paper and inspired by his work we learned about during one of our illustrator's workshops.

Our book shelf presents Kindergarten science writer's published books.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Units of Study & Science

Lucy Calkins Units of Study, How To Genre woven into our Science content. Learning about vernal pools. Mentor Text, The Secret Pool by Kim Ridley & Rebekah Raye. Writers and Illustrator Workshops and Units of Study in Kindergarten. How To Find a Vernal Pool. Inspiration.
Things you will need: Spotted Salamanders, Wood Frogs, Leaves, and Fairy Shrimp.
First you wait for the first April rain!