Kindergarten Insect Research

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I realized I have quite a bit of catching up to do in terms of sharing projects from the spring. I’m going to try and get them posted before school starts so I’m not TOO behind! Up first – kindergarten insect research. The last project I did with kindergarten this year was insect research. As a whole group, we had been using PebbleGo throughout the year. We learned about penguins and other animals, about seasons and weather, and about important people. I wanted the kindergarteners to have a chance to use PebbleGo themselves before the end of the year. I chose insects because students were studying the insect life cycle in the classroom. They had background knowledge about metamorphosis and … Continued

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Penguins!

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We just finished up a study of penguins in kindergarten!  We started with Tacky whom the kids find hilarious. Then, we read about Pierre the Penguin.  If you aren’t familiar with Pierre, he is a penguin who lives at California Academy of Sciences and whose molted feathers stopped growing back.  Without his feathers, he was too cold to go in the water.  One of the aquatic biologists who works with him thought to make him a wet suit to help him keep warm.  This is the story of Pierre and his wet suit. It’s very cute and it rhymes which my kindergartners always enjoy. California Academy of Sciences has a live penguin cam here where you can see the penguins on land and … Continued

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