Kansas Day 2019

Westwood Elementary celebrated Kansas Day on January 28, 2019.  The main theme for this year’s celebration was Exploring the Great Outdoors!  This was an all-day event, and students rotated through eight different stations.

Our Wildcats enjoyed a “barn dance” hoedown in the music room with Ms. Guthals.  Station 2 was Kansas Birds with Chuck Otte.  After all that dancing and learning about bird calls, the students experienced  making ice cream the old fashioned way with a hand cranked ice cream maker.  They also learned the science behind ice cream making from Mrs. Lundgren.  Then they were able to taste the rewards of their labor.

The next station was a carnival in the gym where they played Kansas themed games.

Next, the Wildcats made a trek to the library to go on a “nature walk” where they looked for a variety of animals native to Kansas.  Students learned about our Kansas Symbols from Milford Nature Center in Station 6.  The wildcats aren’t done with animals yet!  Station 7 was trapping and fur harvesting with Mr. Adams.  In the last station, Westwood Wildcats learned about fish habitats and rod casting techniques from Chris Biggs with Fishing’s Future.

At the end of the day, everyone was exhausted, but very satisfied with their day of learning.

 

Kansas Day Activity
Students working on a Kansas Fun Activity Folder from KDWP&T
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Making homemade ice cream
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Carnival Activity – Ring Toss
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Cake Walk
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Carnival Activity – Car Racing
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Kansas Symbols – Milford Nature Center
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Learning about the science behind ice cream making
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How many animals can you find?
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What animals do you see?
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Student looking for Kansas animals that live in or near the water.
Kansas Day 2019 Activity
Learning about Kansas Birds with Chuck Otte
Kansas Day 2019 Activity
Learning how to cast a rod and catch fish with Chris Biggs from Fishing’s Future.
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I caught a big one!
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Look what I caught!
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This is the proper way to hold a fish!
Kansas Day 2019 Activity
Learning about trapping and fur harvesting with Mr. Adams