Newton School Forest Kindergarten - September 23, 2015
This week the kindergarteners learned about deer and used their “deer ears” to explore sounds. They heard a book about a mother deer and a fawn and shared what they knew about deer. They matched objects by the noises they made and heard far away by making their ears into deer ears. They collected seeds in the tall grass of the upper field with a scoop net and on their clothing then looked to see what seeds (and creatures) they’d caught. They also saw a snake and found spiders and egg sacs. They used teamwork to plan and move heavy logs down a hill and from one end of the soccer field to the other in preparation for bringing them into the woods to use for seating.
|On our new seats, the class learned about deer ears.|
|They measured how far they could hear using their human ears|
and then using their deer ears. They heard a longer distance
with deer ears.
|During free play, some children pretended they were deer|
hiding in the woods so a person couldn't see them.
|Some children used nets to collect seeds in the field.|
|A deer played in the field.|
|We found an egg sac in the field.|
|We observed a black and yellow garden spider in the field.|
|In small groups the children planned how to move the seat logs |
down a hill and from one side of the grass to the other, to get
near the woods where they will be used for seating.
|After discussing their plans small groups sent their logs down the hill.|
|They worked together to get their logs to the other side of the grass.|
|They tried new methods to move their logs.|
Eventually the logs made it to the end.
Great teamwork kindergarteners!
|Later the children reflected on Forest Day in drawings and words.|