Pike Road Schools

Mrs. Cobb's Kindergarten Community

February 19, 2016

The Food Project

This week Ms. Townsend helped us deepen our understanding of how fruit and plants grow. The children examined a sweet potato.


"Sweet potatoes grow from plants. We measured the sweet potato. We did it with cubes. It was 6 cubes long. We put it in the water. We wanted to see if it would float and it floated" (Ava).


They learned a new song about the parts of a plant. They graphed the differences between living and non-living things.


"A living thing is a person or animals, or plants. Plants can have flowers and they can look different" (Breah).

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Some books from our week

How To Books

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We love Lilly Grace!

Lilly Grace

The Benefits of Sensory Play

Below is a portion of Suzanne Gainsley's article on sensory play:


"We know that young children are oriented toward sensory experiences. From birth, children have learned about the world by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, and hearing. Sensory play also contributes in crucial ways to brain development. Think of it as “food for the brain.” Stimulating the senses sends signals to children’s brains that help to strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning. For example, as children explore sensory materials, they develop their sense of touch, which lays the foundation for learning other skills, such as identifying objects by touch, and using fine-motor muscles. The materials children work with at the sand and water table have many sensory attributes — they may be warm or cool, wet or dry, rough or smooth, hard or soft, textured or slimy. Discovering and differentiating these characteristics is a first step in classification, or sorting."

http://www.highscope.org/file/NewsandInformation/Extensions/ExtVol25No5_low.pdf

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Happy Birthday to Noah & Kayla!

Welcome to our newest Patriot, David Joseph Damato!

Baby Gift

Amy Kate has been organizing the class gift for baby David for months! Since we did not know if baby D was a boy or girl, we had to wait until the special arrival day to make our final decision. The class voted on their favorite choice and we ordered the gift. We hope to deliver it by next week. SPOILER ARERT BELOW: APRIL DAMATO MAY WANT CLOSE HER EYES....:)

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