Kindergarteners took their first walking trip of the year to the community gardens. One of my goals this year is to take kindergarteners on weekly mini-trips to learn about the environment.
Kindergarten students, their teacher Marshall, and I walked through Friends School of Minnesota’s prairie garden to collect seeds. We found and sorted seeds of many shapes, sizes, and colors. Students discovered many ways that seeds can travel as well.
The first day of kindergarten is drawing to a close. Spirits are peaceful and maybe a little weary. One girl asked me when her mom and dad would be coming (just one more half hour). I hope they have some good stories to share with their families tonight. I imagine it will be an early bedtime tonight.
The first day of school is finally here and our new kindergarten class is settling in. I dropped in to say hi at lunch time in their classroom. Looks like some happy kids!
If you stopped by our kindergarten classroom this morning, you might have wondered what breakfast cereal they had this morning. They grew several feet overnight!
The kindergarten class spent part of this glorious May day at Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville. Marshall and his class explored the woods and nature center together, learning about trees, bees, and what makes a habitat.
Spring is a busy time in the Friends School of Minnesota library!
As we prepared for our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, my kindergarten class had many discussions about Dr. King. Students asked important questions about race, identity, and values. My hope is to create an ongoing dialogue with students where they can freely explore, express, and appreciate their uniqueness and beauty, amidst their similarities and differences.