May was all about oceans. We talked about the five oceans and their location. We also discussed the plants and animals briefly. We talked about gills and how some animals need to come to the surface of the ocean to breath.
We conducted a saltwater vs. freshwater experiment. We used a raw egg and talked about what would happen to the egg when we put it in fresh water as opposed to saltwater.
We explored the different ocean zones and the animals that live in each zone. We learnt about various invertebrates and vertebrates that live in the ocean and discussed a starfish and whale in some detail. We also learnt about different types of whales and introduced the “whale size” activity. This activity helps them get a visual of how big the whales really are.
As always, the older children in the classroom are helping our new students settle into their new environment :-)
We had visitors from Aegis assisted living in our classroom and the children were wonderful with them! They read stories and talked to them and it looked like our visitors really enjoyed their time with the children.
The Reptile man visited MCH this month and the children had a blast learning the different reptiles. They were thrilled about touching the different animals! They got to see an African turtle, an Iguana, a Savannah Monitor Lizard from Africa, an American Alligator, an Amazon tree boa, a Rattle snake, a King cobra, and a python!
Next month we will learn about different visual art forms focusing on a few famous painters.