We started February by establishing our cosmic address: the Universe, Milky Way Galaxy, Solar System, Planet Earth, North America, United States of America, Washington State, Redmond, Montessori Children’s House. We talked about space and different objects you can find in space: stars, planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids, meteors, comets. We looked closer at our solar system and discovered that there are inner or “rocky” planets and outer or “gaseous” planets. We researched each planet in our system and tried to find something special about each one of them. We also talked about space travel and especially space shuttles and their parts. Children knew a lot about space already and were very excited to share their knowledge and add to our circle discussions.
In March we will look closer at our planet and talk about the layers of the Earth and volcanoes. We will try to simulate an eruption on a very small scale. We are very excited about it.