Thursday was taste test day. From research we discovered that alligators and crocodiles both live in dirty swampy water. But do they like the same water?
Everyone got a glass full of dirty brown looking water. It sure didn’t look good to drink. This water was called, fresh water. Almost everyone took a sip, and everyone that tired it agreed, it tasted like “normal” water. In the next glass of dirty brown looking water, it looked the same as the first glass, but we found out it sure didn’t taste the same! Most everyone took a sip of this water. Gross, it tastes salty, is what we heard many say! This water was called, salt water.
Alligators and Crocodiles like different water. Alligators like fresh water to swim in, while crocodiles like salt water. Do you want to be an alligator or a crocodile?
Friday was a wonderful day in Kindergarten B. News was spreading around the school that we have been learning about alligators and crocodiles. Mrs. Iredale’s grade 1 class came to our class to practice their Kiwanis poem, ” The Crocodile’s Toothache” in front of an audience. The grade 1’s did an amazing job speaking and we did an amazing job sitting still and listening! In return, we were able to share some of our new knowledge about alligators and crocodiles. We shared our knowledge about the difference between alligator and crocodile snouts, as well as the different types of water they swim in. Great job KB and grade 1’s!
Kindergarten B was such a great quiet audience, but once the grade 1 class left, everyone was ready for their play plans. Like many days, when you looked around Kindergarten B, it was a day of building. At the block mat there was careful construction of an alligator boat with traps to catch them. The scuba divers created their own tanks and carefully plunged in to the water when it was safe. Blue window blocks were purposefully placed along the back side of the boat along with shells on top to represent the bottom of the water.
Luke, James M and Noah were busy recreating the poem, “The Crocodile’s Toothache” at Lego.
Lindy and Hudson made sure no animals escaped in our classroom. Each animal had a cage built specifically for them according to their size and shape.
Bentley R and Jacob had built a house using magna tiles at the light table and had to discuss the best way to add a roof.
Any stranger walking in may have been fooled thinking they had just entered London England. The middle of our classroom had a stunning replica of Big Ben, built together by Andrew and Henry. We had a calendar with a Big Ben photo for them to refer to as they built.
It has been a busy fun week of learning. Rest up everyone, next week will be great!