Some ideas that kids had were,
West- "Saying something not nice is not respectful."
Mazie -"If a teacher asked you to wash the lunch table, you should just do it."
Eva -"Listen to the teachers."
Max-"Do your work."
Kamden - Showed us his cool fidget spinner he got at this moms work.
Mazie brought in a Starfish that she got from her grandparents.
Maddie brought in her toy dog Georgie. Georgie can bark, sit and go to sleep.
Ryder brought in his semi truck and his match box cars. Then he shared with all the kids during free choice time. What a hit his sharing was today!
McCartney made a cool building with the light blocks during free choice.
It never gets old to climb up the space net!
West and Ethan made some Origami jumping frogs.
Fiona is an amazing hula hooper! Not only did she hula with one but she did with two hula hoops!
Earl was cruizin' on the stilt cups.
Willis zoomed a scooter!
West, Max, Ryder and Beth were throwing a football.
Health Class with Deirdre........
Deirdre came in to talk about Lice today. This week all kids in the K class were checked for lice. What is lice? They are little bugs that live in your hair. One lice is called a Louse. What is a lice egg called? A nit. Deirdre passed around cards with lice and nits and magnifying glasses so kids could look carefully at what they look like. An adult louse can lay up to 8-10 eggs a day. Then there are many stages from nit to adulthood
How do we get lice? Lice do not jump, do not fly, do not swim. They crawl from head to head. Sharing hats. Hugging. Reading with heads together. Those are just a few ways we can get lice. Lice can only live up to 2 days with out a host/someones head. They survive on the human blood in your scalp. Lice do not care if you hair is super clean or really dirty. They don't care if your hair is knotty or combed nicely. Lice need your hair to grab hold of and to lay their eggs on the hair shafts.
-What do you call a louse egg? A nit.
-Do lice spread diseases? NO. They are just a nuisance.
-Do lice have wings? No, they have six legs and use their claw like legs to move around.
-Who gets lice? Anybody.
"In my mouth or in my hair, these are things I never share!"
Deirdre read a great book about lice called, Yikes, Lice! by Donna Caffey.
Today we had more time working with our bones, hand bones. We had a great experiment where we taped our fingers on one hand to make only 3 fingers. Then with our other hand behind our back, we were timed to put pegs into a peg board. The idea is that you are not able to bend your fingers. Which makes it hard to use your fingers and complete a task. After they tried to race the timer and put the pegs in the peg board, they did it without the tape and compared the differences.
We had some question and answer time (as Scientists do), after we did the experiment. The big question was, "what did you discover as Scientists?"
A few Answers:
Eli - "it was harder taped up because we only had three fingers and they were harder to move."
Ryan -"It went well when I wasn't taped."
Ethan -"It was easier without tape."
Molly-"It was easier without tape, I could bend my fingers."
Grady - "This was a fun experiment. Thank you!"
We have discovered that we definitely need all the bones in our hands to make them work better.
Snacks, Snacks, we always need snacks. If you can provide some we greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
Have a restful and enjoyable long weekend!