Our kindergarten and first grade students started enrichment clusters today! The students were very excited about the opportunity to explore an area of interest. This year, we were able to offer sixteen different enrichment clusters to our youngest students. The K and 1st grade students get to participate in two clusters over a period of six weeks. They meet today and will meet on March 30 and April 5 with their first enrichment cluster. Then, they switch to second enrichment cluster that will meet for three weeks (April 13, 20 and 27). The Enrichment Cluster Showcase will be on Thursday, May 3, 2012.
I was able to walk around today and snap a few pictures of the learning and excitement. I will update the blog next week with summaries explaining what each enrichment cluster accomplished.
Mrs. Prentice and the "Create a Reading Garden" enrichment cluster.
Puzzle building in the "Dino Hunters" enrichment cluster.
More with "Dino Hunters".
Mrs. D. Lee giving directions to the "Creative Card Making" enrichment cluster.
Our "Sports Fan'actics" in the mini-gym.
Exploring the Solar System in the "Out of this World" enrichment cluster.
Cool space sticker creations in "Out of this World".
Dry Ice fun in the "Instantaneous Experiments" enrichment cluster.
Mrs. Shepardson and Mrs. D demonstrating a glowing science experiment.
Creating water bottle flowers in "Create a Reading Garden".
More flower creations.
What the water bottle flowers will look like for the "Create a Reading Garden" enrichment cluster.
Building castles in the "Amazing Castles" enrichment cluster.