- examined roots and shoots of plants on the Nature Trail.
- Some learned about amphibians, while others explored simple machines and still others learned about migration.
- Learned about horizontal and vertical lines or types of triangles.
- Literature circles this time are focused on language, including homophones, metaphors, and similes.
- We also discussed “triggers”—situations which are more likely to cause you to do something you shouldn’t, and so you should be cautious when they occur.
- We sent a team of students from both Morado and Turquesa to spend time with ailing seniors at Aegis Retirement Center in Kirkland. They played games, colored, and read books together, as well as just talking.
During the last week of March, we will have two field trips which focus on migration and immigration: the play “Seedfolks” at Seattle Children’s Theater, and the Great Migration series of paintings by Jacob Lawrence at Seattle Art Museum. In Morado, we will be preparing all month. We will create poems about home or moving, have some homework to find out how each person got here, learn about animal and human migration and immigration, learn a little bit about slavery in the United States, about the Great Migration, and about Jacob Lawrence’s series. We will try out making our own series of paintings that tell a story by painting the story of Montessori Children’s House to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the school. This will be on display at the Montessori Week celebration March 18th. Also, remember Hop-a-thon and scholastic book orders are due March 3rd.
We hope you have a good weekend. See you on Monday.
Ben, Mary and Ali