Students created collages of their animals using construction paper and scrapbook paper. There was no drawing involved; just cutting and gluing!
During computer time with Mr. Padula, students drew their Carnival animals in KidPix. This is not easy to do with a trackpad on a laptop! Aren't these beautiful?
Students painted their animals as well!
In art class with Ms. Kauffman, students used clay to create 3D models of their animals.
We are now wrapping up our animal research reports! We can't wait to share our hard work with everyone!
We have been very busy in KG with non-fiction texts! We have read nonfiction books about every animal in the Carnival of the Animals, focusing on learning about the animal's characteristics, habitat and diet. Students are now doing their own non-fiction writing during Writer's Workshop. This writing will be compiled into their very own nonfiction book!
KG students have become architects and builders! Students have had the opportunity to build with a variety of materials, including unit blocks, Citi Blocks, Dr. Drew's Discovery Blocks, foam blocks, mini blocks, geo blocks and straws. They have completed observational drawings in their science notebooks, both of structures they created, and of famous structures. We engaged in a class science talk about the Eiffel Tower, which resulted in a very interesting discussion about stability and design. We have also shared some great books, including Dreaming Up, by Christy Hale, and Iggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty.