Friday, May 27, 2016

Rockin' Out with Rocks - Book of the Month

Our Book of the Month for May is "A Rock is Lively" by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long. This book gives a history of rocks in language that our kindergarten students can understand. After reading it, students were very excited about the rocks they have collected and wanted to bring them into class. As a class, we tried to classify them as well as we could using the book and internet until we came upon an agreement as to the name of the rock. We also talked about animals that use rocks as tools (otters and chimps) and birthstones which represent the month we are born. This is a great end of the year book which keeps students engaged and leaves them wanting to know more about the world around them.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day Memories


We celebrated Mother's Day with songs, a slide show, and breakfast. It was a fantastic time for all, especially the children. They were extremely excited to have their moms come to school and perform for them. This is a tradition we have started many years ago and it so worth all of the work and effort it takes to create such wonderful memories.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

UNF Field Trip - Nature Trail

We went on our last field trip for the year to the University of North Florida Nature Trail. This preserve is over 500 acres and protects the natural flora and fauna of the area. We were able to spot a snake, turtles, and fish. We walked about 2 miles of the trail which included a hike through a swamp with plenty of cedar trees and a lot cooler temperature. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip very interesting for the children using the book "A Home for Ozzie" to help track landmarks.