The months feel like they are flying by. I can’t believe that it is already February. Last month the students and I studied the desert. We discussed how hot it gets there and what color clothes we should wear if we visit a desert. The students helped me determine which animals live in the desert and we learned a bit about the gila monster. This month we have finished our desert unit. The students got the opportunity to see and touch a real cactus and a snakeskin. They enjoyed seeing, touching and discussing these objects.
After Mid-Winter break, we will learn about the Arctic and tundra regions. The students will learn about the polar bear and compare what clothes we might wear in the desert vs the Arctic region. We will learn what animals can survive in those areas and what they do to survive. The students will assist me in doing more experiments focusing on cold temperatures and frozen water.
After Mid-Winter break we will be starting our spring community project. This time we will be collecting money for Pennies for Peace. Pennies for Peace is an organization that collects money to help bring education to students in Central Asia. We will have a jar in our classroom to collect money in. This project will happen from February 16th to March 4th.
Next month, we will have a performance on March 5th. The students have been practicing their song with Ms. Amy. As the date gets closer I will send out more information. I hope to see everyone there.
I hope everyone enjoys their Mid-Winter break. I really enjoyed meeting with everyone for conferences. Please remember to contact me with any questions or concerns you have.
Dates to Remember
February 10th: Valentine’s Day Celebration
February 11th and 12th: Mid-Winter Break: No School, Childcare is open
February 15th: President’s Day: No School, No Childcare
March 5th: Performance
El Salon Rojo Lead Teacher