Rainbow Zebra & Coral Reef!

Today we thought it would be a great idea to give our Rainbow Zebra a makeover and make it look brand new again! We are adding new pieces to update it! Please check it out as we are completing it!

As we began working on the Rainbow Zebra the children decided they would like to create different kinds of coral reefs using some of the same materials as the rainbow zebra!

But before we begin our creating it, we have to do research! The 4 corals reefs we are learning about that will be added to our fish tank are:

  • Feather Duster Coral
  • Polyps Coral
  • Leather Coral
  • Mushroom Coral

After seeing a picture of a feather duster coral the children were asked their thoughts about it.

“A green thing that doesn’t have bones.” -Nicholas

“Lives in the sea.”-Samuel

“It has a mouth and lives in Ocean water.” -Natalia

“Light coral and clown fish live inside.”

So over the past few days the children are learning facts about these 4 corals.

Some facts we would like to know are:

  • Is a coral a plant or animal?
  • what do the coral eat?
  • What size are they?
  • What color are they?
  • What is their shape or form?
  • Where do they live?

 The first day consisted of doing research. The first fact we have began learning about is what each coral reef eats.

 We have learned that a:

Polyps Coral eats meaty things like brine shrimp and plankton.
 Leather coral eats algae and plankton.

Feather Duster eats plankton.

 Mushroom Coral eats Algae, brine shrimp, black worms, small fish, and waste.

The children are all working together to create 4 different books about each coral and they are also working together to create art pieces of each  coral! This will be an ongoing project for the next couple of weeks. Please stop by the classroom to see the progress of this project!

Learning Goals:

  • All the children have opportunities to access technology (computers) that they can use: by themselves, collaboratively with their peers, and with teaching staff or parent.
  • Technology is use to extend learning within the classroom and to integrate and enrich the curriculum.
  • Each kindergartner is encouraged to write independently each day.
  • Perception. The student develops and organizes ideas from the environment. The student is expected to: glean information from the environment, using five senses to identify colors, textures, forms, and subjects.
  • Creative expression.performance. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to: create artworks, using a variety of colors, forms, and lines.
  • Arrange intuitively to create artworks.
  • Develop manipulative skills when drawing, painting, printmaking, and constructing artworks, using a variety of materials.
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