Hockey, basketball, and baseball were popular on the playground. There was some tree climbing, lots of digging, and messy fun with mud and sand. Monday students used tissue paper to make trees in bloom before heading to the library for the morning with Tammy. We continued to learn about plants. We read Jack and the Beanstalk and How a Seed Grows. We planted some bean plants in eggshells, which we will dig up to see how they change. Many children also planted their own beans in cups with paper towels so we can watch them grow. We read the book Living or Nonliving and learned that living things need air, water, and food to survive, and that they can move on their own – even plants, which turn to face the sun. We learned that plants use sunlight, air, water, and nutrients to make their own food. We then sorted items according to whether they were living – those that need air, water, and food – or non-living – those that do not need air, water, and food. On Thursday we learned the musical terms fortissimo (loud) and pianissimo (quiet). We read the two stories, The Loud Book and The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska. Everyone then picked an instrument and played them fortissimo and pianissimo, then we played “Ram Sam Sam” and “ABC’s.” Friday students spent most of the day with Tammy while Lyn held conferences. We were lucky to get some time outside between the rain showers, and it was fun to see some of our midweek friends throughout the day.
Stories we read:
Jack and the Beanstalk
How a Seed Grows by, Helene Jordan
Grandpa’s Tractor by, Michael Garland
Living or Nonliving by, Kelli Hicks
The Loud Book by, Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska