Trees – Deciduous or Evergreen?

Kindergarten classes learned to compare and contrast deciduous and evergreen trees this week. Yes, even five year olds could pronounce the words and explain what they mean!

  • Evergreen – Trees with needles or leaves that remain alive and on the tree through the winter and into the next growing season.
  • Deciduous – Trees that shed all leaves annually in the fall.

We took a Tree Walk around the campus to identify deciduous and evergreen trees. Kids were able to not only see but feel the differences between the different trees.

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When we returned from our tree walk, the kids drew pictures showing the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees. We reviewed what they had learned about color and shape in math that week and discussed how they could use those qualities to “draw like a scientist.”

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