April was about Biomes! We travelled through Deserts, tropical and Temperate Rainforests.
We discussed the food chain of a Desert ecosystem and learnt about how cacti survive without water and other animals adapt to the hot and dry climate.
Although there are no Tropical Rainforests in North America, we did learn a little bit about the Amazon Rainforest and discussed the food chain, plants, and animals. We also talked about the layers of the Rainforests and discuss why animals in the Rainforests live on different layers. Then, we travelled closer to home to the temperate Rainforests of the Pacific Northwest. We discussed the forests and talked about conifers and deciduous trees.
We have had a lot of food preparation work on our Practical Life shelves this month. The children have been busy peeling, chopping, and slicing! Their favorite activity easily - juicing oranges! Thank you, wonderful parents, for donating the fruits and vegetables!
Our Spring showcase was so fun! I am glad most of you were able to make it. Your children gave quite a performance! The Children also grooved to Eric Ode’s music at our annual Earth Day concert.
In art, Ms. Michelle did a very exciting project with the children. She talked to them about Michelangelo and then all the children got a chance to experience what painting on the “ceiling” feels like.
Next month we will learn all about our oceans, layers of ocean and animals of the ocean biome.
El Salon Lila Lead Teacher