Kindergarten Program

september 2018

In our environment, we set up a table with different rocks and gems along with some rock books to provoke on an interest. We observed last week the children collecting rocks around our playground and saying they were gems. Conner explained “that gems are rocks split open”. While Joel and Hayden were at the table they talked about the gems and rocks being in caves and that they grow in the rocks. Joel said “they are in the ground deep in the layer of gems”. They were interested in the piece of amethyst rock that was brought in to further explore and they tried to chip out the gems. Hayden says “that is how real rock scientist explore rocks, they go in the caves and chip them out.”

Ashlie Johnson R.ECE

Jenn Cook DSW, RLS