Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kindergarten Week 24

Sunday around sunset there was an extreme low tide (-0.6 feet). The low tide exposed a sandbar, and though we got down to the water about an hour after we should have, we still found a couple of treasures.
This is a picture of the sandbar from the shore.
And these two are pictures toward the shore from the sandbar.
I found a sea star! I've never found a sea star here. Sea stars in the aquarium are huge, but this one was tiny! I, of course, returned it to the water.
I also found (and put back) a live sand dollar.
I brought home this dead one, tiny and intact.
Two last pictures from the evening -sandpipers and sunset.
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Gemma has not only an imaginary friend, but an entire imaginary family. The other day, she said she was using her imaginary key to lock the bedroom door, and I said, "You know the good thing about imaginary keys? You can't lose them." She matter-of-factly replied, "Oh yes you can." I stand corrected.
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When I try to get rid of something, Gemma argues that it can't be parted with because it's a "seep-cake."
She's got the beginning of her tap routine nailed.
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At our after school co-op, the kids made an apron of their insides. I was impressed with Gemma's skills with scissors.
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Read Alouds: We just finished Jackanory: The Lazy Leprechaun, and started The Phantom Tollbooth.
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As I type this, I'm sitting on my back porch, looking at Gemma's bucket of treasures from last Sunday, the scent of corn dogs from the pier wafting on a breeze.





2 comments:

  1. I've never seen a sand bar before - maybe because I live in Arizona. haha I love the sea star you found. So tiny! Looks like a fun day.

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  2. Just lovely...let us know next time you're heading for the low tide and I'll bring Nella, she loves it!

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