Kindergarteners celebrate Earth Day
Triton kindergarten students learned about nature recently with some help from the Triton High School Environmental Science class.
The four kindergarten classes met with the older students on two days as they studied about the environment and Earth Day. Wednesday was spent in the classroom where they made posters.
Thursday it was outside to the nature center adjacent to the Triton football field where they took pat in a scavenger hunt. Divided into groups with a student from Alli Horejsi’s high school class working with each group, they set out with a list of things to find and an iPad.
They had a long list of things to find – something straight, litter, something beautiful, something smooth, something round, something fuzzy, something that made a noise, something that smelled, two types of tree leaves, something rough and two kids of seeds.
When the group found one of the items, they took a picture with the iPad and checked it off their list.
Horejsi said that this year is the first she has had her high school students working with the kindergarten students.
“One of my goals as a teacher,” she said, “is to try to get the kids involved with the elementary students.”
She also said she wanted to get the elementary school teachers out to the nature center so they would feel more comfortable bringing their students out on other occasions.
Environmental Science is a required course at Triton High School while Nature Studies is an elective class that generally draws between 15 and 20 students.
The Nature Studies does the maintenance work at the nature center, including