Friday, December 4, 2009

Humane Society Visits

Today Meagan from the Jacksonville Humane Society visited Chets Creek kindergartners. The children learned about what dogs need, about the Humane Society in general and about how to approach a dog that they do not know. Many of the kindergarten classes are collecting cat and dog food, animal bowls, brushes and blankets to donate to the Humane Society as part of their holiday service project. Many of the children returned to class and wrote about what they had learned today from this shared experience.

I pet the dog.
He was soft.
I learned that he
did tricks.
The dog was happy.
I was eager to see
the dog do tricks.

Abigail's picture matches her words as it shows the children in line waiting to pet Noodles, the Humane Society dog, at the end of the assembly. You will notice that Abigail also got a sticker for using the word "eager" which is a vocabulary word from our "Star Vocabulary" curriculum!

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I love that the Kindergarten teachers always embrace these types of learning opportunities for students. And, love that they use the opportunity to have students produce authentic writing tied with the event. How impressive that our youngest learners are not only exposed to this level of rich vocabulary but that they are also able to correctly use it in context!