This week, Kindergarten students took on the role of detectives as they went on a scavenger hunt for their lost, beloved pal, Cougie the Cougar! Students had to find and follow clues throughout the building meeting new faces as well as old faces in new places in order to locate their missing friend. They were successful and rewarded for their hard work with some Cougar Cupcakes!
Kindergarten students have begun their school year examining themselves and asking, "What makes me, me?" This guiding question for the year encourages students to begin thinking, noticing, and wondering about themselves. This question shapes the social studies curriculum and integrates all disciplines. Repeated inquiry and varied exploration to answer this question help children express uniqueness, appreciate differences, and see themselves within their home and school environments. This past week we zoomed in on our eyes. Our eyes not only help us notice the world around us but they can be a mode of communication as well. We learned how to say hello using eye contact and practiced showing emotions through our eyes. With the help of mirrors, the children noticed details in their own eyes while highlighting similarities and differences between their own eyes and the eyes of friends. Look for our display of eyes on Back-to-School Night.
This week Kindergartners were hard at work during their first week of school! During math worship we learned about different types of shapes, such as the circle, square, rectangle, rhombus, and trapezoid. We talked about their different attributes, played fun guessing games during morning meeting activities, sorted shapes, and found shapes in pictures of buildings and places around the world. The children had a lot of fun showing off their new knowledge by searching the classroom and then the building to identify objects that represented all of the different shapes. We are looking forward to learning so many new things during math workshop this year!