As part of our Science Unit, Kindergarten students have been looking at seed growth and seed dispersal. We recapped some of the many different ways that seeds can be dispersed (by wind, water, animals, birds, people) then came up with our own ideas for a device that could spread seeds. The students came up with some awesome inventions and tested them with rice outside. Gabriel's invention used a catapult function to disperse his seeds and we were fortunate to have Dr Katie Moon on hand to let us know that there is a plant in real life that does this - the Cardamine parviflora - how very cool!
As part of our celebrations of 'Fruit and Vegtember' Kindergarten students visited Woolworths' Supermarket in Moruya for a 'Fresh Food' tour.
We toured the store and found out how they divide food into categories to make shopping easier for their customers. We checked out the different temperatures in the storage rooms. Some were 6 degrees and others were minus 26 degrees!
We played games finding foods that grow above ground, under ground, on trees, on bushes and on vines. We were really good at this game because we have been learning about this in Science. We also made a food rainbow using different fruit and vegetables.
We had a good look at the scales they use for weighing fruit and vegetables and the digital scales they use in the 'Deli' because we have been investigating mass during our measurement lessons.
Have a look at the slide show below to see all the fun we had. Thanks Woolies! Miss Gill
After our visit to Woolworths we walked to Riverside Park in Moruya for our lunch and a play on the play equipment. While we were eating our lunch we looked at all the living things that are growing and living along the banks of the river.
This week in maths, Kindergarten have been looking at mass and length. Students first measured their own height and mass. After obtaining these figures, the students needed to arrange themselves from the tallest to the shortest for height and from the biggest number to the smallest number for mass. We learnt that sometimes being the tallest, doesn't always mean you have the largest mass. How interesting! Miss Gill
KD finally filled the Warm Fuzzies Jar! During Miss Gill's time teaching KD, she has implemented her own reward system for the students--warm fuzzies. The students earnt these fuzzies for their class through good behaviour, staying on task and keeping the classroom neat and tidy. These fuzzies were then used to fill a big jar all the way to the top. Once full, a special reward was promised for this achievement. Last week, KD did it! The jar was full! The students were surprised with a yummy treat--ice-cream with sprinkles. Miss Gill hopes this week ALL of Kindergarten can help fill the jar in time for her last day. A super special reward awaits! Stay tuned...
Maths in Kindy takes on many forms - from counting whilst doing dance moves; spotting patterns in nature and creating our own; exploring fractions whilst cutting up fruit; solving and exploring spatial awareness problems using mobilo, blocks and lego; investigating volume in the sandpit; applying our knowledge of number to solve problems on the ipad, in card games and on work sheets; getting active outside whilst making groups and exploring number bonds; playing various number and board games; making and interpreting graphs; exploring area by making flags; adding, subtracting and posting dominoes; refining our numeral writing skills; applying our knowledge of volume, sequencing, fractions and numbers whilst cooking and soooooooo much more!
We welcome parent helpers during our maths rotations on Tuesdays (12:10 - 1:10), Thursdays (12:10 - 1:10) and Friday mornings from 9 - 10:10am. Please see your child's teacher if you'd like to join us - we have so much fun with maths!
Mrs Cathy West, Mrs Clare Dunn and Mr Graham Enright enjoy sharing learning from the Kindergarten day with you. Please comment so that we know we are reaching you :o)