This last winter was a long and cold one, which did not escape the notice of our students! From missed outside time due to cold weather alerts, and the chore of finding and putting on snowpants, mittens, hats, scarves, and boots. Yes we enjoyed lots of playtime in the snow in the school yard, but enough was enough! All this bundling up led to discussions of hibernation…and when and how does it end? Check out our favourite Hibernation song by clicking the link below, to learn what the squirrels, bats and frogs do in winter!
To explore this interest further, we decided to have a Hibernation Day for both Kindergarten classes. So fun! Many of the children identified with a hibernating bear the most, so we read stories about slumbering bears and made our own bear caves out of clay.
The children came to school in their coziest pjs, with a cuddly blanket and favourite stuffie to hibernate with. But before we could settle in for our long winter’s nap, Mrs. Swick whipped us up a feast of pancakes, syrup and blueberries fit for a grizzly!
We built bear caves and other animal homes in the nook
and had some parachute fun in the gym with Mrs. Stadnyk’s class!
When the sleeping bears finally woke up, they were hungry for more treats! Thanks to Taylor and his mom for the hot chocolate and cookies, and to Mrs. Swick for baking up even more yummy goodness!
Our hibernation day led us right out of Winter and into Spring! What signs of Spring has your child noticed?
Speaking of Spring, our class managed to miss the rain (but the not the mud!) when we went on our trip to Agape Valley Sugar Bush. There was a lot of excitement on trip day, as this was the first school bus trip for some of our students!
Thanks as always to our parent chaperones!