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What's New in Kindergarten!

Kindergarten classes recently finished a unit on animals.  We learned about mammals, reptiles, amphibians, habitats, predators, prey, and many other interesting facts.  At the end of our unit students picked an animal to research and create a book about.  The students also had the chance to take a picture with their animal using the green screen from the AEA.   They loved seeing their face right next to their favorite animal!!

We also celebrated Dr. Seuss this month.  We read many of his stories and practiced our rhyming and word work skills.  We wrote about what we would do with Thing 1 and 2, made fact family truffula trees, and tried green eggs and ham!  Doing an author study on him, showed them how much fun an author can have!

This month we have also started working with our Foss Science kit.  We are working on materials and motion.  So far we have learned quite a bit about what it means to be a scientist.  We are trying to make observations about materials and how to use them in our experiments.  Students had a chance to see if wood will sink or float, and then they got to sink the wood!  They also spent time trying to change the wood by sanding it.  Our most recent experiment was creating our own particleboard.  In this unit we will also be working with paper and fabric.  Our final part of our Foss Kit will be using motion, and experimenting with how different things move.   The kindergarteners have had a lot of fun so far with these hands on science investigations.  

2015-2016 Pekin Continuous Notification of Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Pekin Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kim Ledger, PK-5 principal/Curriculum Director,1062 Birch Ave.,Packwood, Iowa 52580,Telephone: 319-695-3707, Email:Kim Ledger