We wrapped up the week with some seriously cool sea creatures! Ms. Bonnie helped us create our own jellyfish during craft time with tentacles and everything! Did you know sea jellies float? We did some hands-on experimenting with different items to see if they would sink or float. First we made predictions and then we compared them to our results and recorded them on a chart. We really enjoyed when Ms. Bonnie brought in some colored spaghetti and we pretended it was squishy seaweed!
Oh my! Look at those mollusks! Kindergarten Kids learned about the 3 main groups of mollusks today! Mollusks are a large group of animals that includes slugs, snails, clams, and octopus! Kiddos were captivated observing local land snails and made connections to their marine relatives. Do you have a favorite mollusk?
We continued our week of sea exploration with marine mammals! Fish aren't the only critters that live underwater. There are plenty of mammals that live in the ocean but breathe air from the surface! We practiced our graphing skills by making a chart to see what everyone's favorite marine mammal was. Did you see our fun whale craft?! We even included a blowhole so our whale can come up for air!
We had a turtle-y awesome time learning about sea turtles today! We started off with learning the sea turtle life cycle and sequencing the order of events in their life cycle from hatchling to adult. Our animal guest was the Painted Turtle which is a freshwater cousin of the sea turtle. Observing them helped us better understand how sea turtles live. We loved making our own sea turtle nests out of kinetic sand. It's so much fun to squish and play with!
We're diving into week 3 of Kindergarten Kids with some sea exploration! The ocean is filled with fish, but what makes them unique? We learned all about fish characteristics. During craft time, we created our own underwater fish scene and used glitter for the shimmery scales! While outside, we got to play a game of 'Sharks and Meadows'. It was so much fun! We 'fish' you could have been there!