Do you enjoy the swings on a playground? Can you describe how you get the swing to move you through the air? Have you ever played tug-o-war with a rope? What kind of movements do you use to get the rope to move? These are the questions we are asking this week as Kindergarten is being introduced to force. To swing or to play tug-o-war, you use forces. A force is a push or a pull. This week students will think about how they use pushes and pulls every day. We are reading Give It a Push! Give It a Pull! by Jennifer Boothroyd. The book uses the playground and classroom as places to find examples of pushes and pulls. We are putting some of those examples into practice by tossing a ball different distances and manipulating Play-Doh!