This week we learned about bones. Mr. Bones is a skeleton in our classroom. We learned that adults have 206 bones but babies have about 300.
In our hospital centers we had a skeleton scavenger hunt, put together a skeleton puzzle and x-rays, and read an easy reader about our mascot, Curious George. We also painted a picture of a skeleton. During our math time, we have been practicing addition in our Hospital Math books. In Bible time, we heard about Ezekiel’s vision and the valley of the dry bones. We love the “Dem Bones” video and song! We even ate “Bones Breadsticks” for snack.
Dr. Pam Werdlow, D.D.S. came to talk to us about her job as a dentist. She taught about how to brush our teeth and what foods we should and should not eat to keep out teeth healthy. We learned that calcium helps our teeth and bones grow and be strong.
Mrs. Stiteler told us about an adventure that caused her trouble. She fell while walking her dog and broke her wrist. She made a picture book about her trips to the hospital, getting x-rays, and a cast. We are glad that her wrist is now completely healed.
This week we also did “triage” with our First Grade Buddies. We were the doctors and they were our patients. We listened to heartbeats, gave injections, bandaged, and had great fun as we learned!
On Friday, we use the taste buds on our tongues to taste foods that were either sweet, salty, bitter, or sour. We graphed our favorites! This was a fun week!
The children had loads of fun on the day of our Valentine’s Party. They had prepared their valentine cards at home, decorated individual Valentine bags, and enjoyed passing them out to their friends. During the party, the students visited three centers; at one, they made fruit loop, heart shaped bird feeders and Love Bug magnets, at another, they played Valentine heart Bingo and a conversation heart game, and at the third, opened Valentine cards from their classmates. It was so much fun making ice cream sundaes, putting on toppings, sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. It was a wonderful day of celebration, sharing, and love.
The Kindergarten Candy Cane Kids had a great day! We watched a video entitled “The Candy Maker’s Gift” and read a poem about how a candy cane can remind us of Jesus. Moms came in to help with stations. The children made several cute candy cane ornaments varying from stringing beads to make necklaces, gluing pieces together, and following a pattern to make a bead candy cane ornament. Their special treat of brownies and peppermint ice cream was a hit with most! It was another fun, learning experience in Kindergarten!
Pumpkin Day was lots of fun! The Kinderkids enjoyed playing with pumpkin playdough, playing Pumpkin-O and eating the candy pumpkin from the free space, and making a Pumpkin poem book. It was quite an experience when they dipped their hands into the pumpkin to pull out the squishy goo and seeds. Eating yummy pumpkin muffins and drinking apple cider was a real treat. But, the highlight was walking outside to the SCS “pumpkin patch” and looking for the “special pumpkin” labeled with their name. Playing on the playground was also lots of fun! God blessed us with a beautiful day and a great time!