10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 100! The Sunshine Mathematicians always score 100! Our students continue to work diligently, exploring the world of numerals and their operations!
During Choice Time, the girls and boys completed a wonderful multi-step project for display. Focusing on measurement and reference frame goals, the children reviewed the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill.” Of course, we extended this experience. The pupils then colored, cut and sequenced each major part of the rhyme. Our children did a fantastic job, listening and attending. Do visit our bulletin board in the classroom. In addition, our kiddos have been fascinated by the topic of weight. The children utilized a pan balance through a direct comparison activity. They were furnished with numerous manipulatives such as colored bears, dinosaurs and small play food. During this activity, vocabulary terms were introduced, including lighter, heavier and equal. Wonderful work, girls and guys! Yay!
The Sunshine students have also graduated to chapter books! With fewer pictures, the pupils have been listening and following the adventures of the very popular Mercy Watson series. Centered on a rowdy pig protagonist, these books are a riot!
Coming up: Tending to the Magic Garden vegetable and flower plots. Also, the completion of our Handwriting without Tears activity books!
The Starburst friends have embraced the beautiful spring temperatures and taken their academic adventures outdoors. There is so much to see, hear and smell on Magic Garden’s beautiful campus!
The girls and boys continue with a unit of exploration concerning the five senses. Being perennial observers, the Starburst students were asked to describe the sensations they felt when they were outside. Some children discussed what they could see. This included blooming tulips, the vibrant, green grass and the buds on the hulking maple trees. Other pupils described what they could smell, such as dirt, fresh-cut turf and even the rain! Incorporating the sense of hearing, the pupils mentioned the rough bark on pine trees and the tickle of grass as they tumbled down the famed campus hill. Lastly, while exploring the ability to taste, the Starburst children embarked on numerous picnic snacks and lunches. This, of course, was all documented in their own personal science journals. What immediate, child-centered learning! Terrific job, guys and girls!
What’s coming up? The Starburst clan is planning to kick off garden season by transplanting the many seedlings they’ve grown. Cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and zucchini are on the way! Yum!