Then the children were set with the task to cut out pictures from flyers. They had to come up with ONE need and ONE want picture.
When we met back together as a whole group, each child had to tell us about their two items and put them in our "Needs/Wants" t-chart. They had to justify why they think they were 'needs' or 'wants'. It created some very interesting discussions!!
Mr. Rob Wielgoz, a School District Coordinator, has loaned us some "Makedo" tools to experiment and build with. Many of the children have enjoyed using the tools and they have created some interesting products. Often times, it isn't the 'product' that is the amazing part of building - it's going through the 'process'. They have enjoyed sawing, poking holes, screwing the screws in with the screwdrivers and then seeing how they can put all their ideas together to make something!
Over the last few weeks the children each created three "wonder" questions that they wanted to answer about penguins. With their Big Buddy, they spent some time on the Chromebooks researching the answers to their questions. They then copied their findings and drew pictures in their Penguin Books. Then it was video day! Mrs. Sauer, our teacher-librarian worked with us to video our presentations of learning. We used a green screen to help set the 'atmosphere' and we dressed up nice and warm - since we were reporting from the very cold Antarctica!
We enjoyed watching our finished videos with our Big Buddies. I have emailed home each child's video presentation of learning.
As a part of the Applied Design, Skills, and Technology component of our curriculum, each child planned and created a penguin using cardboard Kleenex boxes.
After deciding what kind of penguin they wanted to make, the children got busy creating!
Our class "rookery":
Our finished products:
I'm Mrs. MacDonald. Welcome to a window into our kindergarten classroom. My goal of this blog is to give you an opportunity to see some of the things that we are doing at school. Enjoy!