Looking For Bugs

I happened to be there while the first and second graders were catching bugs! Here are a few lines from Mr. Kris followed by some pictures:

The First and Second Grade class came together during “Outdoor School” through exploring the farm and building a space together.  We had experiences with all of the elements at the farm.  We felt the cool water and the mud between our toes as we harvested clay, and worked with the earth to form dwellings for insects.  We fired our creations in a sawdust kiln and used the air itself to study some of the critters that live all around us. The children were able to use their own breath to capture and view our small friends using their “Pooters”.  This was great fun and our explorations led us to meet many different insects in many different places around the farm.  These experiences created a great foundation to build our class upon and helped us to ease our way from summer into the school year.

 

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One thought on “Looking For Bugs

  1. Dear Mr. Kris; I am Brooke’s grandmother, and I am thrilled beyond compare with you, the school, the curriculum, the method of teaching, the freedom to create/to truely live life, and the bundle of happiness/joy that Brooke has become. Thank-you, thank-you. Keep up the fun. Grandma Chaffin
    P.S. Grandpa Chaffin is also delighted with the school because it reminds him of the one-room schools he attended as a little farmer boy. And, the photos are pure art – I would like to paint some of them!

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