I hope you are all faring well during the power outages across town. Here are a few photos from the past week that will surely bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. Included in the photos are some pics of children enjoying festive math and literacy games, Forest fun, a forest story walk (The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything), discovering just how many nuts and seeds can fit into a chipmunk’s cheek pouches, story-retelling, and reading with our big buddies.
Friday 11/3 No School (Teacher Inservice)
Wednesday 11/8 Early Release (11:45)
Picture Re-take 11/9
Thanksgiving Break 11/22-11/24
Lots and lots of photos… What to look for and ask your child to tell you more about:
Apple Tree Counting Practice
Seeds…How do they travel?
Velcro…Inspired by “Nature”
Play-Do Counting Practice & Number Formation
“Fairy Island” in the Outdoor Classroom
- Building Fairy Houses and cooperation
A quiet listening moment at the pond-“Signs of Fall”
Pumpkin Jack and his seeds – The Cycle of a Pumpkin and counting 100’s of seeds
- There are 512 seeds to be exact, counting hundreds and ones
4 Winds and “Leaf Litter” all of those decomposers
Field trip to the Audubon “Critter Construction” and the cutest Beaver ever!
Life Cycle of an Apple
How did nature inspire velcro?
Apple Tree Math
Fairy House Island
How do seeds travel?
Pumpkin Seed 100’s
Fairy House Construction
Listening at the Audubon
Listening carefully at the Audubon
Audubon Field Trip
4 Winds “Leaf Litter”
These children love learning outdoors. They are our “Forest Children”
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Maria Montessori
The 1st grade kids love working together in cooperative groups to do some math problem solving.
This week the first grade students spent some time examining and comparing coins. They sorted them and looked for clues that might help them remember their name and value. Then for each type of coin they compared how many it would take to total $1.00. A great way to reinforce their understanding is to have them sort and add coin values at home. They were very excited to sort and add the plastic money. They will love getting their hands on some real coins.