• Early Childhood
Spring has Sprung in Kindergarten

by Tabatha Kiely, Kindergarten Teacher

Even though Winter and Spring seemed to have a battle of wills recently, the Kindergarteners have enjoyed observing and discussing all of the changes around campus.  

We compared our budding daffodil bulbs that we planted outside to the ones we planted in jars in our classroom, which didn't grow much.  

The children made hypotheses to determine why this may have happened and then dumped out their jars to examine the soil and dissect their bulbs.

We even used a microscope to look at our bulbs and the soil, then we poured everything into a container with worms to compost! More to come on that.

This week we took a closer look at the daffodils, using magnifying glasses to sketch what we saw and learning about the parts of a flower.  

We transitioned from science to art, learning about Georgia O'keeffe and how she loved to paint flowers as if looking through a magnifying glass...

and she painted them BIG.  

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.  I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.” Georgia O’Keeffe

The Kindergarteners gave it a try as well.