Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kindergarten Adventure: NAME THAT CRANE Part 2

You may remember that our kindergarten classes read the classic, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton. Then they found out that the big machines across the street don't have names like Mike's Mary Anne. BUT they also learned that they were going to be able to name the 400-ton crane that would soon arrive on the construction site.

They waited and waited and waited. Now the crane is here!

The day before February vacation, the kids took a field trip to see the crane in action.

Off they go!

A peek into the site along the way.

Joseph P. gets to sit in a front end loader!

There it is...

Our crane is helping put up the steel!

Three pieces at once--that's called a Christmas tree.

Pete, a construction worker, gave everyone a gift to take home.

Pete told the kids they got something called a Crosby clip. On the way back to the school, some of them wondered what it was. Looks like it's time to Ask the Expert again.

Other kids wondered what the crane's name should be. Did they have any ideas? Hang on--you'll find out in NAME THAT CRANE Part 3.