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Lilac Scribbles Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them. Maria Montessori

Welcome Back and Happy November!

No sunshine, lots of rain, no warm days, snow again. No bugs, no bees, no leaves on trees - you must remember, it is NOvember! (our poem for the month)

Geography

The continents and continents puzzle map were presented. Cutting a sphere in half creating hemispheres was demonstrated. The children have learned to date that our continent is North America; the hottest - Africa; coldest - Antarctica; largest - Asia; smallest - Europe; we live on the western hemisphere.

Science

The largest plant, a tree and it's parts was introduced. The parts of a tree are: leaves, branches, trunk and roots.

oil pastels and watercolor
q-tip art

The children examined the parts of a pumpkin - stem, pulp, seeds. They helped remove the seeds, and planted their very own seeds as we discussed the life cycle of a pumpkin. The life cycle of a pumpkin is: seeds, sprout or seedling, vine, yellow flower, green pumpkin, orange pumpkin. We also had an exercise in estimating the number of seeds found in our class pumpkin. There were 324 seeds. KindersĀ Madison Kim estimated 300 and Mila Majjhoo estimated 341. We had some other very good estimates but those two were the closest!

Practical Life
hammering golf tees
nuts and bolts activity
Math

Students showing readiness are presented the tens board. With it they learn quantities and symbols from 10-99.

10 board (initial presentation)
10 board (subsequent presentation)
counting exercises, associating symbol with quantity

So... there you have it - a peek at our last two weeks! Until the next time - Brightest Blessings!