Fall Fun at Wolf Creek

Fall Fun at Wolf Creek
Fall Fun at Wolf Creek

Fall Fun at Wolf Creek

Fall is in the air and so are some amazing learning opportunities at Wolf Creek! Pumpkins, field trips, tipis and more!

Kindergarten students have been learning about plants in their Science unit.  They have learned about the different parts of a pumpkin. Then they got to do lots of different pumpkin activities and experiments on Pumpkin Day! These included measuring, weighing, finding the circumference, floating and sinking, how pumpkins decompose, the life cycle of a pumpkin, creating a torn paper pumpkin, and playing a pumpkin sight word game called "BOO". 

First graders are learning about Native Americans and their homes.  Students had the opportunity to hear from a Johnson County Parks and Recreation officer who taught them all about Native Americans that lived in Kansas and how those tribes built their homes.  They learned that different types of homes were constructed based on the materials that each tribe could find in their region.  Students discovered how the people of the tribes worked together in their daily life.  Then, our first graders used their teamwork skills to help construct a life-sized tipi.  They learned about ways Native Americans kept their tipis warm or cool without the modern day luxury of air conditioning and heaters.  First graders were able to lay on a buffalo hide inside their tipi and discuss the different traditions of the Native Americans. 

Second grade students spent the day at Mahaffie Farmstead learning about what life was like in the 1800’s as a kid.  Students learned about the different chores that kids had while living on the farm, as well as what they did when the work was finished. Students had the opportunity to pump water for the laundry, as well as wash, dry and iron the clothes. Students also learned about the stagecoach and got to take a short ride in one. Students were able to shuck corn, and grind it down so they could feed the chickens. After they finished all of the "chores," students learned about the different games they played and got to try them out!

It has been a fun season of learning! We can’t wait to see what other exciting learning opportunities are coming this season!