A picture is worth a thousand words…

We took a trip to Blue Bird Gap Farm to investigate more about life cycles between seasons.

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Science experiments to help make predictions. We used materials and items found during the Spring season. We had fun learning. Ask your Saint what they learned.

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A mural was made as we learned about animals that can be seen while camping.

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Nursery Rhyme fun.

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On this trip we explored hands-on. The Saints learned about the life cycle of a strawberry. Ask them what color a strawberry needs to be before it can be picked. They should also be able to share when they are planted and when they hibernate, and when they begin producing fruit.

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What did we do after Spring break?

Once we returned from our Spring/Easter break we shared the reason for Easter using plastic Easter eggs to help sequence the events that lead to the resurrection of Jesus.  The additional eggs were used to have a K4 Easter egg hunt. The rain forced us to have it indoors, but the excitement was just as high. The Joy Fruit Stand learned a song to help them share the resurrection event with others. Ask a K4 Saint what song they learned.

K4 enjoyed opportunities to explore how nature and seeds produce many different colors in the Spring season through flowers and vegetables. You can ask them what seeds need to produce a root and a sprout. They can also share with you critters or bugs that live in soil and help our environment. We surprised them with worms and pudding to make worm dirt. Our Saints were additionally surprised to learn that they can eat a root, flower, stem, leaf, and a seed. Check out from the pictures below what they found out.

Flower mosaics were created using seeds and gems. The creativity was outstanding!

Dr. Seuss Fun

There are many things we can do with Dr. Seuss, but on this day we choose to do something special. We had a green egg and ham day. The Saints made green scrambled eggs. They cracked the eggs and turned them green prior to placing the yolks into the crock pot. It smelt good cooking! While we waited for the eggs to cook we decided to find out what two colors made green. It took several attempts, but we finally figured it out. Ask your child what the two colors were. The kids decided they wanted to make a plate with green eggs on it. So our creative thinking came into play and before we knew it a plate of green eggs was made. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of them eating their green eggs. Sorry! Ask them where they would eat them and where they would not.

Our 100th Day & Valentine’s Day

It finally came! A snowstorm slowed down the process. Of course, it did not hinder our fun. We had 100 Stem learning and a 100 marble relay race with the kindergarten class. That was a blast. They beat the K4 class but continued to praise and support K4 until they emptied their jar of marbles. Kindergarten did an excellent job demonstrating the Fruit of the Spirit. K4 also dressed up like 100-year-old men and women. They looked awesome! Each Saint also brought in 100  items to share with their friends.

 

The K4 Saints did a fabulous job making gifts for their parents for Valentine’s Day.

Arctic Ice & Snow Literacy

 

K4 had the most fun learning letters, letter sounds and practicing writing with arctic ice and snow. Ice fishing was super “cool” and a ton of excitement was in the air. The had to fish for their letter fish, name the letter, say the letter sound it represented, and then say a word that started with the letter as they practiced writing the letter. Of course, we had to do this multiple times because they were having way too much fun. 😉 Who knew how fun it could be to learn. Enjoy these photos……