November 2018

Welcome November.

This month we will begin our journey around the world in South America. What does a rain forest smell like? Using our sense of smell we will discover 12 “smells” from the rain forest in test tubes. Close your eyes can you identify them? What are our senses? We have 5.

On our science shelf we will learn all about turkeys. What is my plate? Half your plate should be certain food groups. Do you know what they are? As we enter the holiday season we will begin learning about what it means to be thankful. How can we help others?

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October 2018

Mr Bones has arrived!

This month we will begin to study and learn about our skeletal system. Why do we need bones? What would we be without them? What do our bones protect? These and so many more questions will be answered. We have added pumpkin work to the science practical life and math shelves.

We will also begin our Fire Safety unit. What is an emergency? We will learn all about our 911 system and how to use it if needed. At the end of the month Gig Harbor Fire and Rescue will spend a morning with us. We will finish the unit with time to explore the fire truck with the firefighters.

This month we will also make applesauce and visit a pumpkin patch for fun and games with friends.

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May 2018

It’s May!

This month we will leave Africa and head home to the continent of North America. We will eventually focus on Washington State in June. The shark work remains on the shelves and we have added Coral Reef work. Dolphin and whales will follow shortly. Also new to the science shelves rainbows and color mixing. Seeds will also be studied this month.

In about a week we will plant seeds and send them home. Once the seeds are planted and on the way to you we will introduce our sewing projects. Our focus this week is Mother’s Day gift making. In a couple of weeks insect work will be added to the shelves. Our focus will be ladybugs and butterflies. Weather dependent the caterpillars will arrive at the end of the month. Once a chrysalis has formed they will then be carefully moved to the butterfly house. Metamorphosis is such a wonder to witness.

This is a unit the children really look forward to with anticipation. Much like the arrival of Mr. Bones.

April 2018

It’s April and we’re ready to explore Africa! 
Our study of Asia has come to an end and we are on our way to Africa. We will study the many different cultures, the Masai tribe, elephants and lions. Our study of sharks has begun. Our exploration station has a real shark jaw. How many rows of teeth did this shark have? Check out our ocean in a box. It feels so cool. We are counting to 9999 and using our brand new addition strip board.
Thank you to Chef Roby of Domo Sushi for providing the sushi to celebrate our study of Asia.
Join us for an Usborn book fair on Tuesday, April 10th.
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March 2018

This month we continue our travels around the world.

We are off to Asia to learn about the culture, pandas and Asian elephants. We are learning to use chopsticks.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday we have lots of Seuss inspired cooking activities planned.

We will end the month with a vegetable sushi party.

February 2018

We will travel from Antarctica to South America this month.

Lift the lid of our Caldero. Close your eyes and smell the items in the jars. Can you identify the items in the jars with just your sense of smell? All are used in cooking native dishes. Hint: monkeys love one of them.

We will begin our study of rainforests.

  • What does the rainforest smell like?
  • What species live there?
  • What is a rainforest?
  • What do astronauts eat? We have recipes from NASA and will begin trying some.

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January 2018

This month we will be learning about the continent of Antarctica and the Arctic (what are the differences and the similarities) as well as penguins, polar bears and animals in winter (hibernation, migration and adaptation.) Also animal tracks.

We will continue our journey of the solar system.

The Spanish shelf is up now.

New materials have been added to the practical life shelves that encourage beginning sewing skills.

December 2017

What we are learning about in December…

Christmas

Hanukkah

Kwanzaa

the Solar System

Helping Others

Thank you to Gig Harbor Fire Department for coming to show us some fire safety!

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November 2017

What we are learning about now…

Being thankful

Turkeys

The 7 continents

Thanksgiving

The pumpkin pie we made turned out delicious!

and we had some visitors!

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October 2017

What we are learning about now

Pumpkins

Mr. Bones

The Seasons

The Orchestra

Land and Water