Archive for May, 2015

Para Bailar La Bamba

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For documentation on what has been happening in Preschool, including our 155 Day Collection and our ongoing Roly Poly discussions, please click here!

 

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“We can sing for you La Bamba!” – Shea and Eva

Exploring our Relationships with Animals

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Exploring our Relationships with Animals

by Ava Acutt, age 10

        We went to the SPCA and learned how you should treat animals.  First we talked about what animals need, like toys for dogs, blankets because they get cold, structures for cats, food and water, and care.  Then we toured the entire adoption center.  We saw the cats and the dogs.  My favorite cat was Sprinkles.  He had all kinds of cool colors in his eyes, and one was a different color than the other.  Next, they told us about their veterinary hospital.  They have a spay and neuter clinic, and operating rooms.  We didn’t get to go into the veterinary hospital because that would be too many people in a place where they need to get animals through right away.  Overall, it was fun.  It was exactly how I wanted the field trip to go.  I had been planning this trip for a very long time and it paid off.  

 

Baby Interaction

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For photos from infant water play, garden time, and more please click here for a PDF!

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During outside time, Esther crawled up to our newest Peach, Tyler, and she kept smiling and babbling to him.  Tyler at first carefully observed Esther, then he started responding to her by babbling and kicking his feet.

“From the past to the future…Evolution!”

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“From the past to the future…Evolution!” –River, age 6

To see the story of the mural in progress, click here. 

Biología Marina (Marine Biology)

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Biología Marina (Marine Biology)

KMS children are diving into an amazing investigation of life in the ocean while practicing vocabulary words in Spanish for different animals, learning true facts about each one of them and admiring the ocean’s diversity. The children are creating a portfolio with pictures, research and facts about these special creatures. They have been having discussions about how to protect our oceans and how efforts are made to understand these fascinating and magnificent creatures as well to protect them.

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¿Qué son las ballenas? Las ballenas son mamíferos. -Teddy-

¿Sabías que?

The oceans contain 99 percent of the living space in the planet.

Blue Whales weigh as much as 30 elephants.

Great White Sharks can go as long as three months without eating.

A group of jelly fish is called a smack.

Octopuses can change their color.

The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea.

Shark’s teeth are shaped like triangles or daggers.

"Muy pocos animales escapan del Gran Tiburón Blanco" -Maddie-

“Muy pocos animales escapan del Gran Tiburón Blanco” -Maddie-

Hablo Español! (how many of these Spanish words can you translate to English?)

Delfín, Ballena, Tiburón, Estrella de Mar, Pulpo, Langosta, Camarón, Medusa.

Recommended Spanish books:

Ballenas / Whales by Carol K. L.

Los Tiburones by David Burnie

¿Qué veo en el Mar? by Luana K. Mitten

Tortugas Marinas by Valerie J. Weber

Los Pulpos by Sandra Markle

Also now on exhibit at the Academy of Sciences:
Whales-Giants of the Deep
For more details: www.calacademy.org/

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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For news and photos from the past two weeks in preschool, click here for a PDF! 

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” I found this garden and planted these flowers.” – Cameron

Dirt Mountain Fun

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Dirt mountain is full of fun and physical development challenges for toddlers. While they play, they learn to climb up and down, slide, walk/run without tumbling, balance their body on bumpy surfaces, and be aware of their bodies. Did you know that microbiologists think that spending time in soil may actually accelerate learning and brighten moods (2010 Sage Colleges, New York)?

For more from the week in Peaches, click here!