Columbus Kindergartners Research Animal Behavior

Kindergarteners who are animal researchers? At Columbus Elementary School – yes!


As school buildings reopened this week, Superintendent Jonathan Raymond’s ongoing Listening and Learning Tour took him to Columbus. That’s where he encountered the findings of Columbus’ young researchers, gracing a bulletin board display (shown in photo, next to Principal Michael Galland).


The “How Do Animals Prepare for the Winter?” presentation is among the products of the “information unit,” which is an information books reading and writing unit. The spelling, in some cases, is invented, an important strategy to help students develop their skills and a way for students to teach others.


While at Columbus, Raymond also greeted several classes, watched aspiring builders play with blocks, and saw a spirited Nok-Hockey game and other activities during indoor recess.