Friday, October 22, 2010
|Our very first Darkling Beetle!|
Friday, October 15, 2010
|The children played a leaf matching game with leaves from different kinds of trees.|
|After observing real leaves with magnifying lenses, the students made fall leaves for our classroom tree!|
|While learning about the veins of leaves, the students used different kinds of leaves to make leaf rubbings.|
-"like pancake mix"
-like a "grilled cheese sandwich"
Friday, October 1, 2010
Kindergarten scientists will continue to learn about trees during the month of October. The students will compare and contrast different types of trees. They will explore different shaped leaves in order to identify what tree they have come from. The students will also examine what happens to trees during the fall season. We will end the month with a pumpkin and squash exploration!
First grade scientists will continue exploring insects. The students will observe live mealworms in the classroom. They will become familiar with the life cycle of an insect as they observe the mealworm larva change into a pupa and then an adult beetle. While making these observations, the students will also become familiar with the structure of an insect’s body, including the head, abdomen, thorax, antennae and exoskeleton. Finally, the students will explore what an insect needs to survive.
Second grade scientists will take what they have learned about rocks and shells during the month of September to begin a more in depth study of rocks. The students will observe and sort different kinds of rocks. The students will also act out different experiments, such as rock rubbings and placing the rocks in water, in order to learn about their different properties.
|The tomatoes arriving in the cafeteria!|
Last week we harvested some of the tomatoes to be put in the school cafeteria salad bar. Please come to the Harvest Festival Celebration on Wednesday, October 6 from 3-4:30 to harvest the rest! The food that we harvest will be served in the salad bar and as a pesto during lunch on Friday, October 8. If you would like your child to eat what they have grown, please select school lunch on that day.