January was all about the Solar System in Lila.
We took some time to review grace and courtesy and classroom rules after winter break and then dived right into the much-awaited study about our Solar System! We began our study with a discussion about stars and constellations. We read books about stars and constellations and the children traced some of the common constellations.
We learnt about the different phases of moon. The children made their own “phases of moon” chart. The children worked with a hands on Solar System material that gave them a visual sense of the position of different planets and the size of the planets.
We learnt that Jupiter was the biggest planet and mostly made of gas and many other fascinating facts. We also discussed astronauts, what they wear, their training and life in a space craft. The children were very excited to work with the Falcon 9 model and parachute. We also discussed the parts of a space shuttle.
We welcomed a new student to the classroom. Our kindergarteners have been wonderful mentors to Alvin. In Spanish, Mr. Shawn reviewed names of vegetables and animals and taught us names of all the planets in Spanish.
In Art, Ms. Michelle helped the children create “Matisse” inspired art and guided them to create beautiful solar system art pieces. We had visitors from Aegis Assisted living this month. The purpose of the visit was to provide them with an opportunity to interact with little children. It was beautiful to watch the children showing them the materials and chatting with them!
Next month we will revisit ecosystems and learn about the food chain. I look forward to seeing all of you at
El Salon Lila Lead Teacher