Oh, what a beautiful week it was! The weather was so wonderful that we spent as much time outside as we could. On Thursday we decided to have a picnic lunch and spend the whole afternoon outside. We searched the bank for long sticks to build a tee-pee, which the children had fun playing in and sitting in while doing some writing.
A new teacher has joined us for the remainder of the year on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Emma, a student from White Mountains Regional High School, will be doing a brief internship at Sunnybrook. The students had great fun with her this week, and by Friday were anxious to see her again.
Tuesday afternoon students got up close and personal with a turkey. We looked at the beautiful feathers that were brown, black, white, and iridescent. We examined the feet, tail, head, beard, snood, and wattle.
This week we continued to talk about healthy food and the food groups. We learned about the food that we get from plants, which part of the plant different types of food are, and how they help our bodies stay strong and healthy. We learned about whole grains, which are the seeds of various plants that give us energy. We learned about fruit, which are the flowers that turn into houses for the seeds, and we learned about vegetables, some of which are also houses for the seeds, but others that are roots, leaves, and stalks.
At the art table the children worked carefully to draw their best self and family portraits. The children drew self and family portraits at the beginning of the year, and it is fun to compare the two.
For Spanish this week we learned the names of the fruits in Spanish and Zeanny introduced a matching activity that we can use to practice them. We also began learning a Spanish song for our last day performance.
For science on Friday the students removed a spider plant from its’ pot and examined the roots and leaves. We noticed that the roots are almost as big as the top part of the plant and discussed how their job is to drink up the water that the plant needs to live.