Today we started writing about what we like about kindergarten. We chose one thing to write and illustrate. This will be displayed in the hallway when we have our incoming kindergarteners drop in to visit Monday morning. The children are excited about welcoming next year's students and will be showing them what we do in a typical kindergarten morning.
We watched some videos from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood today to see how things are made. We saw how bouncing balls and toothpaste are made. The children love seeing how things are made, and these videos from Mr. Rogers move a little slower than the How It's Made show we also like to watch when we get packed up to wait for dismissal.
We also learned about eagles today. Some of the children were wondering if they had ears. Ask me to tell you where the eagle's ears are. We watched a couple videos to see how eagles use their strong talons to catch fish. And of course, we watched the Eaglecam to see if the eaglets have hatched yet. Last night around 7:30, it was announced there was a pip in progress. The pipping is the chick, or baby eaglet, using it's egg tooth to scratch around the inside of the egg until it gets all the way out of the egg. This could take 24 hours. This afternoon, we saw one of the eagles get up off the eggs, and we THOUGHT we saw a large area with the shell gone but still a paper-like sheet with a few holes in it. We continued to watch, and saw the eagles, Mr. President and The First Lady, change places. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to see the eaglet.
Have a nice evening!