Highlights from the weeks of September 21 and 28, 2020
Hi everyone, welcome back! Your children have been busy and engaged - a lot of learning has been taking place!! Take a peek at the last two weeks!
We brought an end to our theme on feelings by reading the book "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Seuss. (This was his very last book published after his death). He uses animals and colors to depict various feelings. At the end of the story there's a "mixed up color day". That's when you experience a number of feelings (colors) and you don't know who or what you are, but, eventually go back to being yourself! The children made suncatchers to illustrate one of those "mixed up color days"!
September 21st was the International Day of Peace. One of the ways we participated in celebrating this day was by sharing "The Peace Book" by Todd Parr. He so beautifully explains that peace means many different things. E.g., peace is making new friends, growing a garden, being free, thinking about someone you love, sharing a meal, watching it snow, being who you are! The children participated in various "peace" activities throughout the week.
A new season has begun, so naturally we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall and discussed changes that occur as a result of the new season.
The children took a closeup look at 4 varieties of apples and learned about the parts of an apple - stem, skin, leaf, core, seeds, flesh. We also conducted a taste test of each apple. The class favorite was the golden delicious. On Friday, in class, we enjoyed the aroma of the apples being cooked with cinnamon, brown sugar (and a few other ingredients). The apples were served on top of graham cracker crust topped with whipped topping - "apple pie in a cup"!