of kindergarteners. They are so curious about everything, always, and I can't wait to strengthen this appetite for learning even more!
We will also start our new Science kit Animals 2 x 2 next week, which will allow us to learn about animal body parts and functions with the help of some goldfish, snails, worms, night crawlers and isopods that should arrive in our classroom on the 19th. We will also learn about bees and work with our PTSA Garden Committee to create a wildflower garden to attract bees to our QAE garden! This unit is always a big hit with the kids, and allows them lots of opportunities to use their newly acquired writing skills to record their science thinking and learning. In addition, we will use non-fiction reading strategies to learn more about what it is like for kids growing up on the African Savanna. Building this background knowledge about Zambia and animals will prepare the students for the African animal expert groups they will be a part of after spring break. These groups will be working collaboratively to become experts on their focus animal, using non-fiction reading and writing skills to learn and teach others!