I hope all the mothers received the cards the kids made for you last week for Mother’s Day! We wanted you to know that you are appreciated! We couldn’t do what we do without you! This week was full of activity as always but we had some special activities and special celebrations that made this week extra fun!
We learned about the blends "fl" and "fr" this week.
We read another folk tale from Africa called Anansi the Spider and then made some spiders of our own after Anansi and his six sons. The folk tale tells how the moon got put up in the sky. Ask your child to tell you this crazy story.
We baked cookies this week! This was a dual lesson– one for math using measurements and learning why it is so important to have standard units of measurement. The other lesson was for our point of inquiry– how do things change around us? We saw the ingredients go through two changes: one when they were all mixed together, and the other when they were baked. The kids drew about these changes and then we enjoyed our cookies!
We learned about constellations this week and how the stars change. We think that the people making the constellations must have had quite the imaginations, but then we put our own imaginations to work and created our own constellations. The kids are very creative!
We continued talking about weather this week and how not only the weather changes, but our clothing has to change as well. The kids drew themselves dressed for winter!
Our seedlings finally got big enough to transplant into soil this week. The kids planted them and have been taking care of them all week. We have been charting the growth of our sunflowers and there are already some that are growing fast!
The kids have still been busy charting the phases of the moon– we have been painting pa-per plates to show the way that the moon is changing.
We celebrated Ciara’s 5th birthday with cake and singing! If you see her, wish her a happy birthday!
We also learned about place value in math.