This week we looked back at our measuring chart which we started at the beginning of our year in Kindergarten 1. Some of us commented that we needed to do it again because it wasn't right anymore and we were taller. We also needed to measure our new friends that joined us in January. Some also said that it wasn't complete because we hadn't measured Ms. Alison and Mrs. Mano.
So we took turns and measured our heights one by one. And guess what! All of us have grown taller!!
Spontaneous discussions started to emerge in small groups about why we had grown and what had happen, as well as what will happen as the year goes on. We decided to sit down for a class meeting to share our ideas:
Daniel: I grew taller.
Everybody: Me too!
Lucy: You have to get bigger or you won’t be able to do stuff when you’re old like your mummy and dad, like do stuff like go to the shop on your own and get sweeties.
Axel: I can already drive a race car.
Denzil: Me too.
Lea: You have to have your birthday. When your birthday starts you grow into another number.
Violett: If we grow taller even to 100 we’re going to die.
Aziz: My mum doesn’t say so.
Wilma: When you are eating you get so, so bigger.
Aziz: When you grow taller you can even touch the ceiling.
Emma: Even brothers and mummies and daddies and sisters grow taller when they eat food.
Denzil: I think I’m taller than Emma now.
Lea: I think I’m taller than everyone.
Denzil & Axel: No, Daniel is taller than everyone. Daniel is the tallest in the class.
Denzil: Actually Ms. Alison is tallest.
Lucy: You have to keep measuring yourself or you won’t know how tall you are.
Violett: Once we grow up you’re [Ms. Alison] still going to be taller than us.
Zoe: I have a special book about you [Ms. Alison] and I know you’re going to go a bit down when you’re going to be a grandma.
Denzil: If you don’t eat food you’re body will get shorter and shorter and smaller and smaller and you will be a kid again.
Daniel: No, if you don’t eat food nothing will happen.
Aziz: You will be the same size.
As you can see we have some very interesting ideas about growth! We are so excited to measure ourselves again later this year and see what happens!