I can't believe that the year is almost over. It has been filled with songs, Spanish, books, animals, visits from fire trucks an dump trucks, and laughter. I have enjoyed watching your children grow physically, socially and academically.
Last month we finished up our bird unit and started on our mammal unit. The children had fun visiting the ducks and the chickens, discussing the difference between their feet, beaks and feathers. The kids got a chance to touch replicas of bird feet, naming the types of feet and determining what they are used for. The kids also had the opportunity to use tools that are like different bird beaks to try to pick up the different types of food that birds eat. They also got the opportunity to look at a real bird's nest that was made out of mud, twigs and twine, as well as examine owl pellets from a barn owl to see what the birds eat.
This month we are finishing our unit on mammals. We have visited the goats and rabbits, discussing the difference between types of mammals. We discussed how carnivores and herbivores have different types of teeth and how different types of mammals have different ears, fur, and feet. We will look at a mammal skeleton: examining the different types of bones. We will be conducting science experiments during the last week of school.
Our last day of June 23rd. School is a half-day, you can pick up your child at noon that day. Extended day students can stay for the afternoon. We will be having a party in the classroom that morning. I will send out more information about the last day as it comes closer.
During the last week of school please send in a paper or reusable bag, with your child's name on it, so I can bag up all of your child's clothes and shoes to send them home.
I have enjoyed getting to know and being with your children all year. For those of you will not be returning next year, I wish you and your child all the best and I will miss you. I hope you come and visit. For those of you who are returning, I will see you in September.