Well, we got a great thunderstorm so we had to go out on the porch and take a look. We got out paintbrushes and painted the porch and screens with our names in rainwater, made rain drums out of pots and pans from the kitchen, and counted the time between lightening flash and thunder boom!
Our play grocery store is open for business! Kids are learning about adding coins through play and having a terrific time.
What can we do take care of the Earth? We learned what we can do, from habitat preservation to composting!
We played a game that illustrated how habitat destruction can cause an animal to become endangered...
... then brainstormed ways to protect animal habitats!
Recently, we learned about what makes weather! We...
we talked about sounds the weather makes
we learned about the water cycle and made a real cloud in a baggie
Weather words are so much fun!
There are different kinds of clouds, some are big and puffy, some are small and wispy, some are dark and full of rain. What kind of cloud is out your window?
We all have stories to tell about the weather!
We have been enjoying our Spring weather by seeing what's popping up around campus! Lichen, chrysalis, lilies, wild onion, and dandelions!
We wished upon the dandelion seeds and made fingerprint dandelion art. We talked about how the wind carries the dandelion seeds away.
Students in the Raccoon and Hawk class got a miniunit on garden herb identification. We looked at 3 sets of similar herbs and compared characteristics that made them alike and different. We examined thyme v oregano, lemon balm v mint, and sage v lambs ear. We collected samples and recorded leaf size and characteristics on T charts in our science notebooks. We also examined our class data and showed students how to plot it on a graph to help us visualize trends in information. From our data, we make conclusions that will help us identify these herbs in the future. At the end of the unit, we bundled our herbs and took them home to enjoy!
Your kiddos have chosen their Spring expo topics! They are doing the projects at school, but feel free to do any additional research and investigation at home if you want.
Amora- Texas Wildflowers
Ashley- Mexican Free-Tailed Bats
Ivy- Ringtail Cats
Jasper- The Texas Tortoise
Kydan- Comanche Animal Words
Kaylee- Monarch Butterflies
Nora- Coral Snakes
Olivia- Longhorn Cattle
We are reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle together! The kids are loving the adventures of Ralph the mouse.
In math we are working on place value and telling time, boyyyy!
We have embarked on a mission to review sight words every day! So far we have covered: a, an, and, any, all, away, love, some, and the, as well as many more through flash cards and word games. Check out some of our adventures.