Posted by Ms. Jo-Anne | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 14, 2013
Can you believe that yesterday, Friday April 12th was a Snow day??????
We had 10 friends at school (since the buses were cancelled) and we had a good day despite missing the rest of our class! We had French, computers, gym, outside play, indoor play and the day ended with a viewing of The Lorax! We will get back into our program on Monday! Let’s hope for…NO MORE SNOW!!!!
Early this week, one of our students brought in a worm first thing in the morning!!! How exciting! So as a class, we decided to clean out the popcorn table, (thanks to Will and Alivia who did this for us) and put wet soil inside the table for the worm.
So the next day, Wednesday, I brought in some worms (2 dozen) for the students to respectfully play with. Squeals of delight and “scientific conversation” was heard as the children played with the worms, talked about the worms and vocalized their questions. We decided to make a “Worm Question chart” and on Thursday, Mr. Kneebone and the children explored the answers to the questions.
Some of the children’s questions were the following:
Are worms boys or girls?
What do worms eat?
What if worms break in half? What happens?
I brought in some worm books from the library and we have been learning all about worms! I love this type of learning! So much hands-on exploration, all from an inquisitive student who was just bringing in a worm on a rainy, spring morning! This is “inquiry based learning” at its best! Love it!
We are still waiting for our incubator, fingers crossed it will arrive this week!
That’s all for tonight!
Thanks for reading!
Looking forward to some spring weather on Monday! Looking forward to seeing all the children then!
Love, Ms. Jo-Anne