Happy New Year!
We are continuing with our study of the animal classes. We are reading through a series of “Guess Who” books about animals. The books give hints about an animal on each page, and once the children have all the information, they try and guess the animal. We’ve read about snakes, owls, bats, sharks and more. We’ve also read “Stella Luna” a book about a fruit bat who learns about friendship, family and acceptance and enjoyed listening and moving to a song about goldfish.
Lots of exciting and important work has been happening in the classroom. Our youngest children have been busy pouring, scooping, stringing beads, working with the Red Rods and practicing sounds with the Sandpaper Letters. Many older students practiced their numbers 11-19 with the Ten Board and some did the Short Chains and the Addition/Subtraction Boards. Others traced, colored and labeled their own continent maps, learned the parts of the frog and fish by tracing our nomenclature cards and many made “oo”, “a” and “i” books. It was a busy week!