For the month of October, we dug deep into salmon and land/water forms. We looked at the different parts, types, migrations and life cycle of salmon. The kids really got into the life cycle, making books to take home to their families. They were able to explore further by placing felt fish on a large ocean mat. They also enjoyed pictures of each stage of the salmon life cycle; their favorite, of course, was the picture of the dead spawners. We also had a lot of fun exploring the different land and water forms through books from the library, three part cards, and making books to take home as well. Their favorite by far was getting to find lakes and islands on maps like true explorers! We also had some amazing cooking projects in class, making fruit shish k bobs, baked apples and zucchini bread.
November will bring North America and apples to the classroom. We will be looking at everything from the United States and the American Flag, to festivals celebrated this time of the year such as Thanksgiving and El Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). We will also be exploring the animals of North America, going in depth with the parts of the turkey. Apples are a great thing to study in November, as they are fresh and in season. We will be looking at the parts of a plant/tree as well as the apple itself. We will also be learning the parts of the apple, and for fun, the parts of the earthworm!
El Salon Lila Lead Teacher