Today we read Panda Kindergarten, by Joanne Ryder. We studied the photographs and reread text to learn how to study animals. Along the way, we learned about pandas in the Wolong Nature Reserve in China. Ask me to tell you why pandas are on the nature reserve. We learned how this panda kindergarten is similar to our kindergarten. Ask me to tell you how the panda kindergarten is similar to our school.
We didn't check in on the eaglets until later today. It seems Mr. President is a very good hunter and got himself a duck. It was a little gruesome, so since it was raining and The First Lady was being a very good mombrella and keeping her eaglets dry and warm, we didn't check in until the afternoon. We did get to see both eaglets being fed. DC4 has gotten much stronger and is holding its head up longer and is much more in control to get fed. DC5 is still learning to move itself around to face it's parent and to keep its head up long enough to get a bite to eat. Both eaglets are doing fine, but it was noted by Nathan this afternoon that some babies have wild hair when they are born too, and that's why DC5's "hair" looked a little strange. So if you haven't looked at the nest today, please be warned, it's not pretty. They have a lot of fish and the remains of that duck are likely to be around until they do a little nest cleaning. We talked very briefly that this is part of nature and the way animals feed. When the eaglets are being fed, the moderators are really good about zooming in to get close-ups of the eaglets so their prey isn't always in the picture.
This afternoon we used our fingers to find all the ways to make ten. We cut out hands and bent the fingers to find all eleven ways to make ten. Unfortunately, the worksheet had twelve spaces, and these persistent little kindergarteners sat there perplexed, trying to find a twelfth way to make ten.
Have a great weekend!