November’s rainy start formed a perfect backdrop for our study of weather! We began with describing the different kinds of weather that we may come across on a day to day basis. We also talked about the weather that we usually experience in different seasons like mostly sunny in summer and rainy and snowy in winter.
We discussed the water cycle and how it is connected to the weather and also observed the different kinds of clouds.
This month we started making daily observations about the current weather and tracking it. We have 5 jars in the classroom; sunny, cloudy, windy, rainy and snowy and everyday one child looks outside and tells us what the weather is like and then he/she puts a bead in the corresponding jar. We will be graphing this information at the end of every month so the children can get a visual about how the weather changes through the months. We also talked about ecosystems and how living and nonliving things together create an ecosystem.
The highlight of this month was Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald’s visit to MCH. She read us a few of her books and kept the children engaged with her performance and songs. It was a very interactive storytelling session and the children talked about it the whole day.
A big thank you to all the parent volunteers for volunteering to read in the classroom. The children really enjoyed these sessions!
We have been doing morning yoga in Lila for three months now and it is amazing to watch the children stand and begin the routine by themselves the moment I turn on the music in the morning.
In Spanish, Mr. Shawn went over the colors, names if animals and days of the week. In Art, Ms. Michelle guided the children to create beautiful winter landscapes!
Our Thanksgiving lunch with “friendship salad” was wonderful especially since the children (each one of them) were involved in prepping the fruits. We mixed it in a large bowl and served it during lunchtime.
Our Hopelink Basic Needs Drive provided a great opportunity to talk about giving and what it means to help those who are less fortunate.
Next month we will talk about winter and “where do animals go in winter”. We will also take a journey around the world to see how everyone celebrates the Holidays!
-Please email Ms. Julie at the office and copy me if your child is going to stay home, be late or needs to leave early. I usually do not check my emails between 8.40 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
-Do have your child bring a waterproof jacket to school for Rainy days. We almost always go out unless it is pouring down and down jackets are not that great for rainy days.
El Salon Lila Lead Teacher