In July, we starting swimming at YMCA. Students change into their bathing suits before getting picked up at KIS. All students love the class and look forward to their time in the pool. Because the YMCA pool is heated, we will also be able to continue to swim even after it gets cold in the fall.
KIS students have collectively now read over 1000 books on their Chromebooks!
Students read a story of their choice each day. Stories are divided into 29 levels of difficulty, so each student reads books that are a perfect match for their current reading ability.
Students decided that we would plant carrots, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes in our garden. In preparation for this, students have been studying how to grow the vegetables and what tools we need to use.
Students practiced the mini play “City Mouse and Country Mouse” today in English class. Students enjoyed taking the different roles of the mice and the cat in the story.
Having studied what living things need to survive, KIS students are now ready to keep pets in the classroom.
From a large list of possible pets, students voted to keep fish, tadpoles, shrimp, and possibly clams in a aquarium.
Our class today was devoted to brainstorming how we will construct our aquarium to make sure that the needs of all of the animals are met – including the frogs who will need to be able to leave the water to be healthy.
The conclusion was to put a potted plant in the tank to allow the frogs to leave the water as they desire.
As a continuation of our study of how we create healthy bodies, students are preparing to plant their own healthy foods – the class decided on carrots, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes.
In preparation for the planting, we read stories about how to grow vegetables.