Kindernook Preschool hibernates

COURTESY PHOTOS In the top photo, members of the Kindernook Preschool 3’s class are, back row, from left, Eliana DuToit, Audrey Raye, Silas Crandall, Thomas Berger, Cadee Dawkins, Keaton Ehlke, Andrew Wheeler, Natalia Brewer, Avyn Robinson, Layton Peskey and Sophie Harvey; and in front, Dilan Gerrits, Paizley Baarts, Levi Picek, Holden Schelske, Trustin Wenz, Ella Kopfmann, Kobe Schouten, Delaney Forbush and Suttyn Tschetter. And in the bottom photo, students in the 4’s class are, back row, from left, Taylee Breen, Storm Tschetter, Georgia Wachter, Lillian Miller, Nash Kremer, Madyson Bateman, Kymber Brueggeman, Elizabeth Sorben, Kellen Solem, Michael Hershman and Markus Lucero; and in front, Easton Bischoff, Grey Thelen, Hadley Alves, Maddie Andrews, Dexter Schoonhoven, Kemrey DeDeyne, Holly Konechne, Liam Doherty, Paisley Songer, and Emma Matthews.

HURON — Students at Kindernook Preschool have been busy learning about various animals and their adaptations for cold weather.  
A “Beary” fun culmination to the study was a special “Hibernation Day.” Students were invited to wear their pajamas and bring a furry friend to class.  
“Going on a Bear Hunt” was just one of the many adventures of the day, as well as arctic creature water exploration, pudding painting sleeping bears in dens, playing with snow dough,  munching on bear snacks, sipping hot cocoa, and reading stories in a cave.
As part of their unit, students also enjoyed a special visit from Doug Minske and his Alaskan Malamute, Juno.  Minske explained how Juno’s fur is an adaptation for his breed and the winter climate.
Instructors are Karen Wehde, Jessica Anderson and Candy Guthmiller.