From The Bat Cave
Room 141 News
Happy Mother's Day!
Happiest of weekends to you and a big ol' warm hug to all the moms out there. You deserve to be pampered and have a little extra rest and relaxation. You're all superheroes in my book!
IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW
May 11th - Spring Music Concert @ GNGMS 6pm
May 12th - K Field Trip to Kinderconzert
May 16th - Art, Spanish & Science Night 5-7pm
May 18th - Early Release (Dismissal at 1pm)
May 20th ] NO SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN
May 27th - Parents in PE (contact email@example.com to join in on the fun!)
May 30th - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
June 2nd - Field Day!
June 16th - Field Day - Rain Date
June 19th - Happy Father's Day
June 21st - Last Day of School - Dismissal at Noon
I am looking at putting together an evening event for The Bat Cave to wrap up our year. Stay tuned for more details!
TUESDAY - Cooper
WEDNESDAY - Keenan
THURSDAY - Gabe
FRIDAY - Ellie
The Bat Cave Goes Green
Kiddos creating a plant with their hands, literally, and labeling the different parts.
Terms like flower, stem, roots, leaves, nutrients, and soil have been included in our learning.
Did you know the roots of a plant act like a straw, pulling water and nutrients up from the soil to the rest of the plant???
We took a peek at different kinds of seeds. We have learned that seeds come in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. Whatever plant a seed falls from, will grow into the exact same type of plant where it originated.
It's also important that botanists understand the life cycle of a plant, so that is where our learning went next. Plants begin as seeds, become sprouts, seedlings, plants, and then a flowering plant. We created a wheel about the life cycle (that hopefully made it home!) to help the Bat Cave Botanists teach someone at home about the life of a plant.
Once kiddos got some basic facts about plants and their life cycle under their belts, we got dirty! Together, as a class, we planted grass seed, forget-me-nots, and alyssum. We have been watering them for about a week and a half and we have some sprouts from all of our seeds. Our grass is crazy long (and I have a whole bag of grass seed if anyone's lawn needs a little love!)
On our plate, we have seeds of grass, parsley, forget-me-nots, sweet basil, chives, alyssum, and oregano (not necessarily pictured in that order)
...that these beauts make it home before my semi-black thumb can mess them up!!
Kiddos make daily observations in the plant section of our room.
We "planted" our beans on April 28th.
A week later....
....you can see the seed coats have cracked and the little sprouts have begun to grow towards the sun.
Well, when we left on Friday, we were just beginning to observe some of the flowers had a hint of color in their petals. I must share, that this experiment was also a test for me. When setting this up, I was under the impression that the change of colors would happen hourly - so we were making observations every hour on the hour. Haha. By the end of the first day, we had filled up our data book with "nothing has happened yet". I began to sweat a bit, but with further googling, I found this experiment could take up to ten days...not hours! Phew! I'm excited to see what is waiting for us Monday morning.