It was a busy and fun-filled week again in KB! We celebrated our 100th Day of School on Tuesday March 3rd with a variety of activities both inside and outside. We walked 100 steps; sate silently in the forest for 100 seconds; made 100 snow angels in a group of 10; snow-shoed 100 steps; and found 100 objects from nature to add to our collage. In the classroom we made a monster with 100 eyeballs, a snowman with 100 buttons, trail mix with 100 items, necklaces with 100 fruit loops, crowns with 100 craft items, a wish list of 100 things we want, a mural with 100 handprints, self-portraits of ourselves at 100 years old, structures with 100 blocks, Lego creations with 100 pieces of Lego, and a paper chain with 100 links. We also collectively read 100 books, drew 100 shapes, wrote 100 sight words, and made 100 letters and numbers.
During our outdoor time, we were visited by the conductor from the story Hibernation Station. He led us into the forest to find an ideal spot to build our hibernation dens. We put up tarps and dug out the snow underneath to make a cozy space for our entire group. When the children were curled up and "snoring", the winter (insulating) animals came and had a party in our den just like the story Bear Snores On. The students woke up and found the winter animals enjoying popcorn, trail mix and hot chocolate. Luckily they shared and we all had some!
ASES Winter Fun Day
On Friday March 6th, ASES hosted Winter Fun Day for the entire school. The students were placed on different teams with students from other grades and they visited 20 different stations outside. Activities included: tobogganing, broomball, snow sculptures, tug of snow, painting snow, sled pull, bubbles, hot chocolate, indoor art, to name a few. It was a beautiful sunny day and the students had a lot of fun. They seemed exhausted afterwards. We hope you have a restful and relaxing weekend! Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.
On Wednesday March 4th we had our Hibernation Party to consolidate our learning about hibernating, migrating, and insulating animals. The students wore their PJ's to school and brought a hibernation animal from home. We learned about where our animals hibernate and then made dens, caves, and burrows inside the classroom. The children curled up inside their shelters and enjoyed some quiet time with books and relaxing music. They poked their heads out of den/cave/burrow periodically to check if the thermometer had warmed up. Once the thermometer rose above 15 and stayed there, the students slowly came out of their dens/caves/burrows to look for food. They were quite surprised to find "cupcaves" (teddy grahams baked inside cupcakes) hidden all around the classroom..