Another year in El Salon Lila is well underway and off to an amazing start! In September we focused the first month on Grace and Courtesy and Peace Education. There were lots of customs and routines to remember and teach the new students. The older kids were amazing role models and helpers. Many times throughout the month I saw friends helping one another remember how to roll a work rug, or where works go on shelves. This is such an amazing sight to see because not only are the new students learning the classroom rules, the older students are solidifying their own learning by helping younger children. We have also been working on what being a good friend looks and sounds like, and the children have been hard at work making friendship necklaces for one another.
For the month of October, we will be focusing our curriculum on salmon and land forms. I love October for a Salmon study, because all of the fish are returning upstream to spawn. I will be inviting families to join me at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery on a weekend to check out all of the salmon in the fish ladder. If you haven’t gone, you won’t want to miss it! Those fish seem to be as big as your children, and they get such a kick out of being able to see them up close. More info to come through the Bloomz app. We will be covering the life cycle, parts of, and species of salmon. For land and water forms, we will be exploring lake and island, cape and bay, peninsula and gulf, and isthmus and system of lakes.
El Salon Lila Lead Teacher