Today we had a surprise! Some of our plants in our Bunny Garden have sprouted! We took a look at what is happening underground when seeds sprout and begin to grow. This is a time-lapse video of a mung bean seed. We were able to see the seed coat get saturated and wrinkle and break open, allowing the root and stem to begin to unfold, followed by the leaves.
We read a great book with a really good lesson for everyone. The book is called The Bad Seed, by Jory John. The book tells the story of a sunflower seed who, at the beginning of the story, lives with his family in a big sunflower. But as happens, the petals of the sunflower fall off and the sunflower wilts with the seeds falling all over the ground. A rake comes and collects the sunflower seeds into a bag, that goes to a baseball field where a man eats the sunflower seed. The Bad Seed is spit out by the man and flies across the field landing in bleaches, bad hurt. His life changes and he is no longer the happy, friendly seed, but instead a bad seed. The Bad Seed does many bad things. Ask me to tell you some of the things the Bad Seed does. The story ends with a very hopeful message that even when you have made bad choices or made mistakes, you can choose to turn things around and begin to make better choices and be a friendlier, happier person. The book doesn't sugarcoat the fact that it is hard work, it takes time, and the change is gradual. This is one of those books I would recommend to families!
We began to color our postcards for our Postcard Project today. Your child will be bringing them home in their folder with a letter about the project. We need your help in addressing, stamping and sending these postcards to family and friends around the country and around the world. This project is a lot of fun and gives the children opportunities to learn about different places, as well as learn where states and countries are using maps in our classroom. If you would like to send additional postcards, just let me know and I will send more home!
We had a fire drill and an evacuation drill today. The evacuation drill just moved the students farther from the building. All the kindergarteners did a really great job! They had to leave their specials for the drill and exited the building a different way. The stood quietly and followed directions on the evacuation part of the drill. Mrs. Oglesby even complimented our class for walking back in to the building so quietly!
Have a nice evening!