classroom highlights from
Through project based learning, children wondered, investigated, observed, acted and found answers!
The Book/Dr. Seuss Project
What does an author and an illustrator do?
Celebrating Wacky Wednesday
Making green eggs and ham
Library circulation desk as dramatic play
What is a main character? The setting?
How are books made?
Becoming authors - writing our own books
Special visiting readers, book editor
A Study of Birds, Nests and Worms
Using binoculars and making our own
Identifying Illinois birds
What kind of bird would you want to be?
Making birdfeeders and bird snacks
Special visitors - science teachers and wildlife expert
with rescued falcons
Still life drawing of birds, labeling parts of bird
Digging for worms in sensory tables
Making classroom aviary in dramatic play
The Potato Project
Where do potatoes grow?
Measuring potatoes - height and width
Growing potato plants
Counting the eyes of a potato
Types of potatoes - Russet, Red, Gold
Potato patterning and classifying
Mr. Potato Head’s 5 senses
How many gold nuggets does your potato weigh?
Bridges, Ramps and Pathways Project
Types of bridges
Designing our own bridge
Acting out Billy Goats Gruff using real wood bridge
How big of a bridge will support a stapler? Two blocks?
Lincoln Log bridges
Making classroom bridge mural
How will I cross our classroom bridge?
Our students will be exploring chicks and eggs, rabbits, spring weather, fairy tales and comparing big and small through our April project based learning experiences.
What will your child discover?
Kensington School is coming to Elmhurst!
We’re pleased to report that construction continues on our newest location. Opening late summer 2014 at 425 South Spring Road, Kensington School of Elmhurst will offer programs for infants through full-day kindergarten. We are thrilled to become a part of the Elmhurst community and invite you to contact us or join us at an upcoming event to learn more!