Evergreen Kindergarteners Welcome In The Spring

Kindergartener Levi Mandish puts cotton balls in a cone he made for the annual “Egg Drop” lesson at Evergreen School.

Kindergartener Levi Mandish puts cotton balls in a cone he made for the annual “Egg Drop” lesson at Evergreen School.

The kindergarten students at Evergreen school have been busy learning about spring with a host of fun activities. The annual “Egg Drop,” one of Co-principal Bob Ostrom’s favorite annual events, helped them understand basic physics concepts while also exploring creative engineering solutions. For the egg drop, students use an assortment of household and natural materials to construct containers designed to hold and protect a raw egg when dropped from (the roof? Second story?). From handmade nests to paper cones filled with cotton balls, the ideas were flowing. Students also journal their egg drop experiences for writing practice.

Kindergartener Callan Prough who built a large nest to protect his egg during the egg drop explained that his egg bounced out.

Evergreen Teacher Michelle Buckley has also been working with students to create spring artwork, painting branches and nests. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, she shared the benefits of a small K-8 school environment.

“I love the sense of community and that you know the families and each child. Our small class sizes allow me to work one-on-one with students so I really understand their learning needs and the areas in which they excel,” said Buckley.