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February 3, 2021 | Bridget O'Dowd
Last week, we began our study of light by thinking about what we already know about light and doing research using the books in our classroom libraries.
Here are some of the thoughts the kindergarten students had about light:
At nighttime, the sun is lighting up the moon. -Weaver
It can fill a whole room. -Franco
You can use fire to make light when you are in dark woods. -Michelle
The sun brings light in the morning. -Mirabella
Some lights are brighter than others. -Ricky
Electricity makes light and a night light makes light. -Marie
If you have a light in your room and it is day time you could get blinded because it would be so bright. -Daniel
You can turn on and off lights. – Alex
Light comes from the sun. -Hudson
Lightning can be light. -Sammy
I have a projector and it shines light. -Patrick
An alarm clock can be a light. -Franco
Can light keep making light if it gets wet? -Franco
Will you still see light if you cover it with something. -Weaver
I wonder why when I turn on the lights in my room, I can’t see what my projector shows as much. -Patrick
How does the sun make light? And how does electricity make light? -Marie
After rain comes and the sun comes out what does the light do? -Alex
How does the sun make light? -Hudson
How does electricity uses light? -Ricky
When it is nighttime how does it become morning? -Mirabella
How does electricity make light? -Michelle
How do you make electricity? -Sammy
How do you make your own light by yourself? -Weaver
In the Studio, the children have been exploring light in many ways.
In paint, students have been painting the night sky inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
In drama, children have been using their bodies, a light, and a screen to explore light.
We have a new addition in our classroom, the light table! We’ve been using this light table with translucent shapes for building and observing how light travels through materials.
This week, the kindergarten children have been brainstorming and researching various natural and artificial sources of light. Next week, they will use clay to begin sculpting a light source of their choice.
Enjoy some photos of today’s snowy day fun!
This week, the kindergarten students began thinking about gardens. The children were asked: “What do you know about gardens?” Students had many ideas and recorded them on paper. After much conversation, and sharing of their knowledge, the students formulated their own questions: I wonder what animals live in the garden? I wonder if snakes can…Learn More