Highlights weeks ending March 26, 2021
The children are enjoying using the Color Tablets box 3 to create beautiful and colorful spring designs!
We concluded our Amphibian [Frog] unit with learning about the Frogs Life Cycle.
You might be hearing your child saying a very big word – Metamorphosis!
The frog young undergo a change called Metamorphosis. From a tadpole with gills to an adult air-breathing with lungs.
The cycle begins with eggs being laid. When the eggs hatch, they are called tadpoles. The tadpoles develop and grow hindlegs first then forelegs. When both legs are developed, it is now called a froglet. The froglet matures and becomes an adult frog.
Some works available are: A Life cycle puzzle also matching and sequencing pictures and objects.
Art: It was a great opportunity to combine letter recognition and art. Our nappers did a fantastic job finding the strips of paper with the letters in their names for the Leprechaun’s beard. Our writers had to figure out the amount of paper strips needed to complete their name beard.
Math: In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we used gold coins for counting and addition work.
Language: Matching pictures and beginning sounds with a holiday flair.
Traveling to Europe we visited Ireland. Ireland is known for its wide expanses of lush, green fields and rolling hills which are mostly forested – so much so, that its nickname is the Emerald Isle. The Celtic cross and shamrock are both associated with Ireland, but the national symbol is actually the harp. It is the only country in the world that uses a musical instrument as its symbol.
The largest country in Europe is Russia. The children were reminded that Russia also spans across Asia.
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.
Italy is easy to recognize on any world map, as the country is shaped like a high-heeled boot. It looks like the boot is kicking a ball, which is the island of Sicily.
Europe has many famous Landmarks. The children noticed that The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy resembles a cylinder.
Flag matching, flag coloring also the map of Europe were popular work choices.
The Land Forms Peninsula and Gulf were introduced.
A peninsula is a piece of land with water on all but one side – like the state of Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes and the country of Italy surrounded by the beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
A gulf is a body of water with land on all but one side.
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