March found us deep in outer space. We wrapped our space study and turned our interest into our own planet – Earth. We talked about how our planet is built, all its layers, and made a clay model of it. Some children used different size circles from the Geometric Cabinet to trace and make their own paper models. We also talked about volcanoes, how and why they erupt, and simulated our own eruptions with a small model of a volcano, baking soda and red colored vinegar. It was very exciting! Children are still reproducing this little “experiment” on their own.
Also in March we were very proud to perform in front of the whole MCH community at the Annual Montessori Week Celebration and sing our song “What Will The Weather Be Like Today?” accompanied by Ms. Amy. We worked very hard to get ready. It was as exciting as hosting the open house for parents and having our students be the teachers and guides. I couldn’t be more proud observing Verde students giving their parents tours of our classroom and showing them their favorite lessons.
In April we are going to focus on gardening and parts of plants. We will also look at ways nature is portrayed in art, especially in landscapes. We can’t wait to go out into our beautiful school environment and draw.