alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
[personal profile] alatefeline
Today, on the second day of kindergarten, because the kids were worried about the forest fire ... we learned how to look through the pictures in books to find relevant information even if the text is too hard, using books on trees and forests, and using this reading strategy, a student located information about redwoods that can survive fires, which my colleague read aloud to the class.

Date: 8 Sep 2017 03:18 (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Yay!

(Yay survivor trees!)

Date: 8 Sep 2017 03:30 (UTC)
umadoshi: (Fringe - Olivia looking up (graphicstogo)
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
I'm glad you had a way to help them channel their worry.

Date: 8 Sep 2017 04:23 (UTC)
kengr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kengr
Some other treess survive fires as I recall.

You might tell them about the various sorts of seeds that won't sprout until there's been a fire.

That way they'll have fairly open areas to grow in instead of being shaded to death by the trees.

I think a number of prairie grasses and other prairie plants have that trick as well.

Date: 8 Sep 2017 06:19 (UTC)
fyreharper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fyreharper
<3 smallperson research skills! <3

Adding on to kengr's comment - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_ecology

And aimed at kids older than yours but https://www.nps.gov/fire/wildland-fire/learning-center/educator-resources/lesson-plans/fire-adaptation.cfm

Date: 8 Sep 2017 07:30 (UTC)
acelightning: bookcase full of books (books)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
How wonderful that you can teach these little ones (so full of eager curiosity!) new ways to learn stuff! And bravo, also, for allowing for the fact that the children in your care may have very different reading levels!

Date: 10 Sep 2017 07:30 (UTC)
acelightning: bookcase full of books (books)
From: [personal profile] acelightning
What a change from when I was in kindergarten (55 years ago)! I already knew how to read, but the concept of "reading readiness" was in vogue at the time, and it was believed that forcing, or even allowing, children to read before a certain age would permanently damage their developing brains. My kindergarten teacher was terrified that someone would find out that I was reading, and she'd lose her job.

I agree with you, of course, that everyone can learn to read (with individual differences), and that everyong should learn to read to the best of their ability. Reading is the most widespread source of information, and Information Is Power!

Date: 8 Sep 2017 08:35 (UTC)
sweet_sparrow: Picture of two cats lying back-to-back with two black spots connecting to make a heart. (E: Heart)
From: [personal profile] sweet_sparrow
Yay! <3

Date: 8 Sep 2017 09:02 (UTC)
spiralsheep: Woman blowing heart-shaped bubbles (Bubble Rainbow)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
That's beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Date: 8 Sep 2017 10:05 (UTC)
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
<3

Date: 8 Sep 2017 13:19 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
Yaaayy <3 That is awesome. :d

-Fallon~

Date: 11 Sep 2017 16:40 (UTC)
we_are_spc: (Default)
From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
*waves* Ug, school and life. :/

...Just about done with the former-and I hope for the latter to sort of ease up a bit on certain things-not too much though-and I'm about to scream because no staple food )milk, meats, the like) and I haven't been able to get to the store, and it's frustrating.

Date: 8 Sep 2017 13:29 (UTC)
aldersprig: (BookGlasses)
From: [personal profile] aldersprig
That’s teaching!! *cheers*

Date: 8 Sep 2017 14:38 (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Yay for teaching ways to access slightly-too-hard material!

Do you have bristlecone pines locally? They're fire-reliant, so they're a good example to teach about natural cycles that suck for humans and animals being required for other beings.

Date: 11 Sep 2017 14:15 (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Absolutely. (And yeah. That kid (those kids) fouled up severely, and ... well. Consequences abound.)

Date: 8 Sep 2017 22:43 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nanila
Go students! That's brilliant.

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