Sharing: This week the Eeyores will share about their upcoming summer plans. If your child forgot to bring their share, please have them bring it this week as well.
Please join us for Open House on Thursday evening. Your children will be very proud to show you their work and all of the learning experiences we have had in the classroom this year. There will be a sign in and a check list to be sure you see everything the children have accomplished! Friday, the entire school gets to tour all of the classrooms to see the wonderful Open House displays.
Project Based Learning & Differentiation:
As I am sure you have noticed, our culminating unit of study is the ocean and tidepools. This coorelates with our We Give Back activity of cleaning up around our campus to keep our watershed healthy and clean. We will be going on our field trip next month, to the Santa Monica Aquarium to learn about our Santa Monica Bay tidepool animals and how we can help to keep our beaches clean.
In class we are writing about ways we can help keep the ocean clean, creating art projects related to ocean animals and fish, painting ocean scenes, reading about the ocean, watching educational videos about the animals the children are interested in learning about and listening to songs of humpback whales. The children are very excited about this and are writing their own books, bringing in books from home that we read in class and sharing new information they learn. Integrated learning is learning at it's best!
Reading & Math:
We continue to work on reading skills, sight words and journal writing as well as sharpening our math skills in our math journals and with math games. Our Morning Work reinforces these skills as well as independent learning.
We are approaching our last Art Trek lesson of the year and I would like to give a huge thank you to Maribel, Laura and Pearl for their dedication to giving the children a great art experience. This week we will make African Trade Beads. The lesson on Oaxacan Animals will be on display at Open House.
This week we will have a treat on Thursday afternoon as Sinéad Hosch (Coco's mom) teaches us about Irish dancing. She is a professional dancer! Coco will demonstrate for us as well. She is following in her mother's footsteps!
Thank you for the wonderful support and for encouraging our young learners!