On Monday, we attended Convocation. Convocation is Baker School's kickoff assembly. Mr. Howe encouraged students to be kind in both "easy" and "hard" ways. Being kind in a hard way is when it makes you a little uncomfortable, like approaching a classmate who you don't know at all. Dr. Brown encouraged us all to be bucket fillers this year.
After Convocation, KGP students discussed and illustrated Baker School's unofficial motto - Work hard, be kind, help others.
On Tuesday, we learned about the letters F and T and the corresponding sounds they make. We sorted pictures by beginning sound.
On Thursday, KGP students listened to a book about their five senses. We learned that scientists use their five senses to learn about the world around them. Each student picked an object to observe and draw in his/her science notebook.
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!
After reading The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz, KG students created their own skin color paint by mixing black, white, yellow, and red paints. We discussed how every person is a different shade of brown, and that our skin color is something unique and special. Students then used their skin color paint to create beautiful self-portraits!