What would it be like to live on a continent where the north end is having winter when the south end is having summer? The children are thinking about questions like that as we explore Africa. They made physical maps this week, and some began political maps. Their literature circle books all take place in different parts of Africa. We sang a call and response song from Eritrea, accompanied by musical instruments from Cameroon. Some of them began an art project based on kente cloth, which you can learn more about with your child in these two links:
On Monday, we will have visitors from Ghana play drums with us in an interactive session they call “Africa Comes to You.” Some of the children would like to make galimotos (wire push toys), which means we could use some very thin coat hangers, if anyone has some to spare. We will share some of our activities with you at the Early Bird Event, 9:00 am Friday, January 27.
Preparations for the original musical, ‘Odysseus’ are in full swing. The performance will be February 10. If your child cannot be in the performance, it is important for us to know as soon as possible.
Look on Bloomz very shortly for the opportunity to pick a conference time. Conferences will be held February 2 and 3.
Ben, Mary and Ali
Mr. Ben, Ms. Mary and Mr. Robin
El Salon Morado Lead Teachers