We have been learning about animals that live in winter conditions year round. These animals live at both the North and South Poles. Penguins are one such animal. Mrs. Bowden read us a story about the life cycle of a penguin and then we acted out what we learned. We started as eggs and then hatched into chicks. We hopped on our daddies' feet to keep warm. We swam and caught fish and migrated to our breeding grounds to lay eggs as adults now.
We showed the students some simple videos/photos of catapults and set them off onto the beach to try and make their own versions. After some playing around, Micah quickly figured out if you put one stick on top of another stick like a seesaw you can flip rocks into the air. Excitement spread and pretty soon launch sites were all over the beach much to the children's delight. ( I apologize in advance if this excitement spreads to your house...)
Cathy Farber is a Kindergarten teacher at Bert Edwards Science & Technology School in Kamloops, B.C.