I am simply amazed at how fast this school year is flying by! It is hard to believe that there are less than two months left of the school year already. This month, the children have been exploring anything and everything spring! From walks on the nature trail, to sprouting seeds, and creating ladybugs, butterflies, and flowers with paper, the children have learned so much.
Ms Ilyoun gathered bean seeds and each child had a chance to take them home to watch them sprout. We also went on a walk along our nature trail, in search of different types of leaves. Some children have also had a chance to learn about the life cycle of a ladybug and create their own book about that life cycle.
This month we spent some time discussing ways to help our Earth, in celebration of Earth Day. We learned all about how we can turn our food leftovers into rich soil for plants by composting. In correlation with the continued weekly Gardening with Miss Katherine, we also talked about what kind of tools you use in a garden, and their proper names.
Our school was able to have another celebration for Earth Day this month, in addition to what we did in the classroom. Eric Ode, a talented musician, sang songs and read stories to the children, all having to do with plants, flowers, and animals. The children really enjoyed singing along with the songs and hearing the wonderful stories.
Next month, we will be delving into the world of Botany! We will be exploring our natural surroundings at school and learning all about plants that are native to this area. Coming up in May we also have a special Parent Education Night, where each child gets to come the classroom with their parents and show them a work that they love.
Ms Sarah & Ms Ilyoun
El Salon Azul Co-Lead Teachers