KG students went outside to explore the plants and animals around Baker School. They were naturalists. Naturalists are scientists who carefully study plants and animals, as they exist in nature. When we came back inside, the students wrote and drew in their science notebooks about what they saw outside.
KG students observed their Honey Pot Hill pumpkins using their five senses. They each created detailed drawings of their pumpkin in their science notebook. We worked on labeling our pictures and writing details that were observed. Students also measured the height and width of their pumpkin, using both standard and non-standard measurement.
Baker kindergarten students had an amazing time on our field trip to Honey Pot Hill Orchards. We rode a school bus, took a hayride into the orchards, picked and ate apples, enjoyed donuts and apple cider, picked pumpkins and had a picnic lunch. THANK YOU to all the parent chaperones who were able to join us. This trip would not run as smoothly as it does without your support. Stay tuned for more pictures!
Today, KGP students listened to the book, The Big Orange Splot. We discussed how just like the houses are different and unique on Mr. Plumbean's street, so are we. Students engaged in a discussion about how each of us have different things we are working on and different goals for kindergarten. Each student determined their "hope" for their year in kindergarten.
Baker School may be big (and only getting bigger!) but we still managed to gather as a community for our annual Thanksgiving assembly. This assembly is always a fun experience for students AND staff. We listened to some musical performances, stand-up comedy, and really enjoyed the infamous faculty performance! Check out the faculty dance at http://www.bakerschool.org!
We measured, mixed and stirred today to make cornbread. Students learned that corn was an important food at the first Thanksgiving feast. The Wamponoag Indians taught the Pilgrims how to plant and harvest corn. KG students enjoyed following a recipe and working together to bake. They also especially enjoyed tasting the cornbread!
Want to try it at home? We used this recipe:
1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
¼ cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1. Heat oven to 425 .
2. Grease pan.
3. Combine dry ingredients.
4. Stir in milk, oil and egg. Mix until all is moist.
5. Bake 20-25 minutes.