The girls became interested in rocks when we shared Only One You by Linda Kranz during our exploration of names.
“Adri’s mama and papa share some of the wisdom they have gained through the years with their eager son. Their words, simple and powerful, are meant to comfort and guide him as he goes about exploring the world.” Kranz’s uniquely painted “rockfish” inspired us to do some rock painting of our own. Some friends decided give their rocks names. Why did you choose that name? Does it remind you of something special? A memory? A friend?
Annslee- Ms. Prewitt, because she is a great teacher
Harper L. –Barbie, because I like to play with Barbie’s
McKenzie- My Ava Rock because she’s my best friend
Morgan- Crocket because my mother likes that name
Mary Amelia- LaLa after a fairy I like
Aurie- Peter my dad’s name
Avery- Miriam…she’s my friend
Alani- Pop a Fish because it reminds me of the ocean
Harper K- Ms. Grinder because she is a great teacher
The rocks were forgotten for a while. Then one day I put several books about rocks on the shelf
What do you wonder about rocks? What can you do with a rock? What is a rock? What is sand? What have you noticed about the sand in the tactile table? What have you discovered about sand?…What do rocks feel like? I wonder…..By using their senses the girls will gather, explore, and interpret information. They will begin to understand hard, soft, wet, dry, etc. when exploring natural materials.
Going on a rock hunt!!
Cleaning up our rocks
Making clay and rock creations
Painting more rocks
Reflection: We love watching the girls as they explore and make new discoveries using their senses. Pre-K Rocks!!!
Ms Prewitt and Ms Grinder
…” Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and strive for physical well-being” …Hutchison philosophy