February is almost finished. That means, 3 more months of school and then Summer Camp!
Room 5 did an experiment with yeast for the TMA Science Fair. One loaf was made with yeast and one without--the children were able to see firsthand how important it is to follow a recipe and what an important job yeast has.
Other busyness this month has included working on our windfall project, sharing valentines with each other and learning about Penguins & Dinosaurs.
The children in our class have seemed to really enjoy listening to stories this year. In the afternoon we are reading aloud chapter books. We recently finished The Magic School Bus--Dinosaur Detectives. We're currently working on Brown Ears. The children are planning to read as many chapter books as we can before the end of school.
Submitted by: Donna Rockafellow
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Room 3 participated in the annual TMA Science Fair this year. The room 3 explored hydroponics. We cut 3" off a bunch of celery and the same from a head of romaine lettuce. We placed them in a shallow container of water and observed them for over 2 weeks--time to see if they would grow. Result: the celery did not, but the lettuce did. We even got to eat part of our science project for snack!
Posted by jgabrielse at 1:30 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
What to do when it snows…Make snow angels and snowmen! Or jump on a trampoline as we walk around line when it’s too cold to go outside.
We had such a lovely return following winter break! It has been quiet and peaceful. Many wonderful works are being completed with concentration.
The children are enjoying the new Practical Life works. Several children are also working in Sensorial, building the Pink tower, Brown Stair, and Red Rods. Sounds lessons are exploding throughout the class. The children delight in writing letters on a chalk board, writing words with the movable alphabet and with paper, and reading many of the Bob Books readers. We have practiced tracing the numerals 1-10, matching objects to the teen numbers 11-19, and laying out the numerals 1-100. The maps for North America, South America, and the United States are also very popular in these past days.
It's good to be back and diving into the works with all of the children.
Submitted by: Lois Burns
Posted by jgabrielse at 3:30 PM