Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mice, hiking, and more!

Month: September 2013
Peacemaker: Jane Goodall
Civilization: Early Humans (pre-history)
Art: Lessons on Color
Music: Steady Beat

Whew! The last two weeks have flown by!

There was the big trip to get our mice friends, Ragweed (named after the read-aloud book we're all enjoying):

And Cutie (the more skittish of the two):

The children are enjoying uncovering the different mice personalities and our animal caretaker (K) has been working daily to get them used to small, gentle hands in their environment. 

We also went hiking on the Greenbelt and christened our home-made Nature Journals with their first entries. The students found a very interesting tree here:

Everyone worked really hard this week and on many individual projects (timelines, research, books). We also welcomed a new student to our classroom and we're so glad he's joined us!

Some of our other activities included knitting with our friend Susan:

landform work:

chess club:

and a really fun experiment on gravity's effect on drinking water:

We also continued our study of Jane Goodall, early humans and the formation of stars. We will be gearing up for some new themes in October: Mesoamerica, Mexico, Day of the Dead, the planets, and early human civilizations (Phoenician, Egyptians, Mayans, and more) as well as beginning our animal and plant studies.

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great couple weeks. Thanks for all your hard work for our children/your students. I had fun playing chess.