Can you believe we have only three weeks of school left!?
We have really been enjoying the spring weather. The children had a lot of fun playing in a tee-pee and tents built with long sticks and sheets. They have been playing T-ball, soccer, digging in the sand, playing chase, and biking around.
The continent of South America was introduced this week. We learned about the climate, the animals, the languages, and the landscape. We discovered that there are 12 countries in South America. There is also a region called French Guiana, which is not a country but an overseas department of France. We found where the equator passes through Ecuador, Columbia, and Brazil. We also identified the Amazon River and the Andes Mountains and some animals that live there.
At the art table the students created spring dioramas with green grass, blue skies, trees, and some animals made with clay that we might see in the spring, such as bears and frogs.
On Thursday we were visited by Believe in Books. We listened to the story, If you Give a Pig a Pancake. by Laura Numeroff. Everyone got to greet the pig and pick a book to take home.
For Spanish we practiced our song for the last day and the vocabulary words for fruits and vegetables. Zeanny created matching games where we match the names of the fruits and vegetables with a picture, and many students spent time practicing with the games.
Friday students were busy as always! They were so engaged with all of their activities that we ran out of time for science. Almost everyone did the Spanish vegetable vocabulary game and got a crown with a star sticker. Gerrie Scott joined us for a story, then we had fun learning about adverbs and making silly sentences by drawing words from bags holding articles, adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs. We sure made some funny sentences, such as “The happy baby cried sadly.”