Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October 2-6

Concepts we are working on this week:
  • Characteristics of the Arachnid
  • Parts of a Spider
  • Characteristics of an Amphibian
  • Parts of a Frog
  • Life cycle of a Frog
  • Study of South America 
Seasonal craft material

Middle School read to us on Monday

Learning to peel an orange and serve others 

Building numbers 

Counting Spiders 

Matching colors on a color wheel

Binomial Cube

Learning Polygons 

Building Words

Learning the sounds of different Frogs 

Map Making 

Building and Reading Words

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 25-29

  • This week we learned the characteristics of a Crustacean and the parts of a Hermit Crab. We were lucky enough to observe our Hermit Crabs exoskeleton, that he shed, and watched him find a new shell.

Observing the Hermit Crab

Sorting Owls

Making Music

Trinomial Cube 

Color Bead Stair

Making a World Map

Field Trip to Children's Theater

Friday, September 22, 2017

September 18-22

This week we focused on:

  • Mollusks - The children learned the characteristics of a mollusk and we watched a scientific video about different types of mollusks that are living in the ocean. We also added a pet mollusk to our environment (a snail).
  • Native American studies - We explored the homes of Native Americans from all over the country. We discussed what a day would look like if you were a child in one of these tribes. We watched a short video about a Pow Wow.
  • We discussed the International Day of Peace and sang a peace song.

Learning about Mollusks

Exploring Books

Fine Motor Skills

Making Bubbles

Matching Bell Tones 

Addition with the Golden Beads

Learning Numbers and Letters

Color Mixing


Learning About Native Americans

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 12-15

  • Echinoderms were our topic of study this week. They learned that they are spiny, aquatic animals that have a mouth but no head. We have a starfish model so the children could understand these characteristics. 
  • Other works:
    • Flower arranging
    • Color mixing
    • North America (animals, artifacts, and famous places)
    • Seasons
    • Jackson Pollock
    • Sewing table
    • Parts of a starfish
Flower Arranging

Vertebrate Models (finding the backbone)

Metal Insets

Making secondary colors

Bubble Making

Three part fish cards

Sewing table

Transfer with a huller

Making a design with the red rods