The theme of Unit 17 of Mercedes' My Father's World Kindergarten was Kangaroos.
We read lots of kangaroo books from the library.
We found where kangaroos live on our globe.
We made "things that hop" collages. The girls made a list of things that could hop and printed pictures from the computer. They came up with kangaroos, frogs, bunnies, grasshoppers, Mercedes and Emerald!
We learned that kangaroos can jump 25 feet in one leap! We measured that distance, then had the girls see how far they could jump in one leap and measured those. We marked them with tape on the floor. Ben and I tried it too! The girls thought that was pretty hilarious.
The Bible theme was "I am safe in God". We talked about how God keeps us safe the way a mother kangaroo keeps her baby safe in her pouch. We read and discussed Psalm 16: 1, 7-9, 11, Psalm 31:1-2, 7, 21-24, Romans 8:35,37-39 and Isaiah 43:2.