Happy New Year!! By now, everyone has returned and the Lila friends are happy to be reunited. December was short, but we learned so much. We learned about the parts of the hermit crab which segued into the children learning about other invertebrates and their differences from vertebrates. An old time favorite, The Magic School Bus, showed us what symbiotic relationships look like using the hermit crab and the sea anemone as an example.
For the month of January, we will be learning about dinosaurs and volcanoes. The children have started making their own books with the different parts of stegosaurs. They work together to match the skeletal system of different dinosaurs to its picture. In art, the children can bring brontosaurs back to life in the form of stamp painting. In our geography area, volcanoes are explored and children are able to label its parts. With our classroom model volcano, the children can open up the landform and see it from the inside. Through our dinosaur unit we will also talk about herbivores and carnivores and the part these animals play in an ecosystem.
El Salon Lila Lead Teacher