ATTENTION FUTURE KINDERGARTEN PARENTS!
OUR CURRENT STUDY IS...
BALLS, BALLS, AND MORE BALLS! This week we discussed if all balls bounce. We compared balls with air in them, ones that are completely solid, foam balls, and a few others. We determined that not all balls bounce, not all balls bounce straight back up, balls bounce up to different heights, and that weight of the balls does not determine if it bounces or not.
A special thanks to Ashley Sigler for coming in and talking to the morning kids about volleyball. She talked about how to play, the different hits, muscles needed, etc. The kids loved it!!
IF YOU PLAY A SPORT WITH A BALL AND WANT TO COME EXPLAIN IT TO THE KIDS, Please let us know!
SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES
RHYMES WITH BALL: We read a poem about a bouncing ball. We then tried to find as many words as we could that rhyme with "ball".
THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT: We measured the circumference of different balls. The kids made the connection between that and doing it during our tree study!
BEACH BALL TOSS: We played catch with beach balls that have letters on them. The kids had to tell us letters that their hands were touching when it was their turn.
PAPER PLATE BALLS: We used large paper plates to make a variety of balls. Come check these out in the hallway or on our boards if you are in the building!
MARBLE PAINTING: We marble painted on small paper plates to make our own marbles to hang outside our classrooms. It takes some skill to keep those marbles from rolling all over the place!
BOOKS WE READ
HAVE A BALL: This was about all kinds of balls like ones used in sports. The kids could really relate to this one.
THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF: The classic story about the troll under the bridge. Kids always end up pretending to be the troll during the day! This will come into play with some small group activities next week.
SONGS, POEMS, and GAMES!
1. Count how many times a ball bounces
2. Roll two...which rolls further? Measure it.
3. Roll a ball back and forth. Say ABCs as each person touches the ball.
4. Hide and seek...hide a ball and have kids find it using directional words.
CASUAL PICTURE ORDERS
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