Category Archives: Science and Social Studies

Worms Galore!

Worms Galore!

So if you happened to read this post, you already know that we have been learning about reducing waste in the past few weeks!  We had our grand finale of the unit this week when we set up our compost bin.  Check it out! It’s basically just a plastic tub with air holes punched in it…Continue Reading

Community Helpers Unit & A Funny!

Community Helpers Unit & A Funny!

Happy Friday, everyone!  So, I definitely wasn’t planning to blog tonight about my community helper unit, but I started it this week with my kiddos, and had something happen that gave me a good laugh. Some background:  the unit starts off by teaching the kids about the difference between wants and needs (since community helpers…Continue Reading

Learning about Reducing Waste

Learning about Reducing Waste

Our current unit of study in kindergarten focuses on protecting the environment by reducing waste and recycling.  I started out the unit by having the kids discuss where they think our trash goes, viewing pictures of landfills, and counting the number of bags of trash our school makes in a single day.  They understood that…Continue Reading

Candle experiment for solids, liquids, and gases

Candle experiment for solids, liquids, and gases

Last week, we studied solids, liquids, and gases in kindergarten.  I usually show pictures of each type of matter and have the kids come up with their own examples.  Sometimes I do little experiments or bring in different liquids for them to experiment with.  This year, I added an additional lesson.  I asked the kids…Continue Reading

Five Senses Unit:  A smelly good time!

Five Senses Unit: A smelly good time!

We’re working on our five senses unit right now in kindergarten, and our “sense of the day” today was our sense of smell.  This is one of my favorite lessons!!  I set up little trays of different substances on each table.  The kids rotate around the six stations to get a whiff of each tray (from…Continue Reading

Fun chart for a health unit

Fun chart for a health unit

Our class is finishing up a unit on healthy eating.  As part of the unit, we read a few books about how different healthy foods help the various parts of our body.  Before reading these books, I drew the outline of the human body (very basic, I’m no artist!) on chart paper.  Then, as we…Continue Reading

Food and Farm Unit

Food and Farm Unit

I am so excited about the food and farm unit I just finished up!!  This is always one of my kids’ favorites, and because I teach ELLs, it is great for developing their vocabulary. In this unit, children learn about making healthy food choices, where healthy food comes from, and how food gets to grocery…Continue Reading