What a day! Today we participated in the annual Louis Riel School Division event, dancing in the park. This morning was grey and gloomy when we left the school. Despite some showers and getting a little wet, we had a blast. The skies cleared and it turned into a warm day. We were on the first bus to arrive at the park, so we quickly set up our tarp and supplies. Then we headed to the duck pond, at St. Vital park, for some exploring.
There were so many geese with their baby goslings and ducks. The Super Kids noticed that when the goslings got bigger their feathers changed colour. One Super Kid noticed the footprints left behind by a goose that got out of the pond and followed us. Why do they look like that? Why are their feet webbed? The kids even noticed some holes at the bottom of a tree with acorns in them. What animal would call the hole home? There is nothing like a little science chat on a walk!
We found a lovely garden near by and noticed that some flowers were already blooming.
After our nature walk we headed back to our spot to start dancing! Click on the link below to see a few seconds our us dancing. I didn’t record very many dances because I was dancing too.
Last week we created our solar ovens using our designs as guides. Thank you to the two parent volunteers who came in to help. All we need is a hot day with little wind to test them out and make some s’mores!
Can you guess that we have started a camping theme in our classroom? The s’more making probably gave it away. 🙂 We’re calling our classroom camp “Camp Learn A lot” We have brainstormed what animals you might see when camping and began researching all about them. Bears, deer, mosquitoes beavers, and fish are just a few of the animals picked. We even have a campfire in our classroom. We sit around it for morning meeting and story time. We used my cell phone’s flashlight to light up the tissue paper. 🙂
One of the Super Kids presented a video he put on his YouTube channel sharing his science lab at home for genius hour. The class loved seeing it and we even watched a few more videos he made reviewing product.
Have a great day.