GV Little Jags' Online Gatherings

Fusing Inquiry Based Activities together with the Big Jags

Dig into at-home learning activities with the Garnet Valley High School Big Jags

We may not be able to share our time together in the classroom during COVID19 restrictions, but we can share and explore the great outdoor classroom through online gatherings. And now more than ever, we all could use a little fresh air and sunshine to rejuvenate our spirits. So come along and join the Garnet Valley High School Big Jags with inquiry based learning activities coupled with the true Little Jag traditions we've come to know and love for so many years.

Insect Mandala Art Work By Damien Hirst - Let's Explore Air & Critters This week!

This week we will explore critters and bugs! Check out this unique piece of art by Damien Hirst. Can you guess what he uses to make this art work? Let's explore Critters and Air this week.

You will need:

Magnifying Glasses if you have them

Cotton Balls, markers or white chalk or crayon, dark paper, glue and/or shaving cream

A looking spot to look at clouds

And collection of critters you find in your yard

Our Lessons This week are inspired by: https://scottsmiraclegro.com/responsibility/foundation/activities/fall/critters-pre-k-kindergarten/

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Dylan explores the Characteristics of Living Things

Soil, Critters and Plants part of Dylan's PA Early Learning Standard: Biological Sciences study of Living and Non Living Organisms. Exploring, Inquiry and Discovery happening outdoors and all around us as Big Jags and Little Jags collaborate on Zoom!
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Little Jags' Growing Gardeners (Pre-K & Kindergarten) - In Conjunction with Scotts Miracle Grow Responsibility Foundation

Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm

This is an online event.

Paula Dugan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Little Jags' Online Gatherings Time: This is a recurring meeting Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15 BREAK 11:45 - 12:30 (in conjunction with GVHS calendar)

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99654857337

We will use a combination of zoom, seesaw and padlet to interact with our gatherings , scheduling Fall, Winter & Spring Activities: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:15 BREAK 11:45 - 12:30 (in conjunction with GVHS calendar) Geared for children aged 3-5 or anyone with child filled spirit of inquiry!

Please RSVP if you would like to receive access to Little Jags Online Gatherings with the Big Jags! Mrs. Paula Dugan & The Amazing Big Jags Look forward to gathering with you!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Little Jags' Growing Gardeners - Using the Great Outdoors as our Common Classroom (Scotts Miracle Grow)

Guiding Principles of SEEDS


Learning, though not always visible, is always happening. The lessons are designed using inquiry as a base. Rather than “right answers” be more concerned with asking good questions.


Things may not go as planned. The lessons are designed to be used in whatever way works best for you. You can use all of the lesson or just pull a piece out of it.


Planting and cultivating a garden is believing in possibility. The lessons are designed to generate excitement about the future.


Each lesson includes a way to take the learning out into the community for more learning and more connection.


When a young child’s innate curiosity is unleashed in a garden the possibilities are endless. Any topic is open for exploration.


You will get dirty. There will be bugs.


9.4 Aesthetic Response to Works in the Arts

BIG IDEA: Art work can mean different things to different people. ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How do I express my response to a work of art?


9.4 PK.B Demonstrate an emotional response to viewing or creating various art works. The learner will: • Respond through body language, facial expression, or oral language.

Here are some of the famous artist and their works of art we are sharing in our discoveries.

Approaches to Learning through Play Constructing, Organizing, and Applying Knowledge 10 AL.1 Constructing and Gathering Knowledge AL.2 Organizing and Understanding Information AL.3 Applying Knowledge AL.4 Learning through Experience

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Dylan & Lena Build a Fort!

Recently we Explored animal's habitats with Miss Rachel's Team. Dylan and Lena created their own habitat with an awesome bunk bed fort.

Environment and Ecology

BIG IDEAS: People live in an environment. People share the environment with other living things. People are impacted and have impact on the environment.

ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: How can I describe my immediate environment? In what ways can I use the environment? How does what I do (positive or negative) affect my environment?

4.2 PK.C Describe an aquatic (water) and terrestrial (land) habitat.

A habitat is where a living thing finds its basic needs for survival. • Describe different places animals can live. • Match animals to an aquatic (water) or terrestrial (land) habitat. • Include a description of a specific habitat in drawing, creations, or dictations.

We are watching our Preschool Groundhog Family that lives in our Playground Courtyard.