In PK3 we move to music in many different ways! Today we used ribbons to move like the water while listening to Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. Students let the music guide their beautiful waves of dance.
The seventh graders spent time with the PreK classes this week to help introduce the use of our Preschool Unquowa library. The older children helped to pick out a book, read to them and then explained to them how they borrow a book, take care of the book and bring it back to school. PreK students were are also learning about geometric shapes, so the older children stuck around to help the younger students work on finishing their math project using marshmallows and toothpicks.
We enjoyed a great day learning about all the food our area residents ate many years ago. Our own Chef David came into our class and showed us the many types of fish Native Americans ate. He showed us a large stomach and a small dark heart from a red snapper. We opened clams and mussels. The hit was the live lobster that crawled around our table while our chef pointed out the various parts to a lobster. The claws were big and had big teeth on them. One was smaller than the other which we learned held things so the lobster could eat. The big claw was used for fighting. We enjoyed a nice snack after chef David cooked things up. Did you know that a lobster turns a red color when it is cooked in a pot? After our feast we painted our fish and made a print on rice paper so we could remember our great day!
We had a great time playing a new musical game today called Apple Tree. The game starts with two students being the tree. As the class begins singing the song, students walk under the apple trees. When the song ends, the “branches” fall on whomever is standing under the tree. Then that students picks a friend to create another apple tree! While singing the song, students are practicing their pitch matching and ability to sing the interval of a third.
The second grade and PreK-3 classes went on a walking field experience to the local firehouse. Second graders are learning about citizenship and this walk gave them the perfect opportunity to show their understanding of what it means to be a good citizen! They were responsible for making sure the younger students got to the firehouse safely – and they took their responsibility very seriously! The firemen also proved to be a great example of what it means to be part of a community and a strong citizen.
We are learning about different sources of nutrition in PreK-3. We had fun looking at this crazy, hard, brown, hairy item. We did have one student who guessed what it was. But how do we get inside? After a day of wondering, a student suggested we go to the makerspace and saw it open. A trip down to see Mr. Ross MacCormack brought all kinds of wonder. We learned some new words like mallet and wedge. The big WOW take away was the” look how white it is inside.”