We started April finishing our study of biomes with lessons on mountains and polar regions. We imagined how it would be to live in those biomes, what kind of clothes we would wear, what food we would eat and so on. We looked at pictures with examples of both biomes, and talked about animals and plants that live there, and the modifications they make to be able to thrive in those conditions.
When our biome unit was over we moved our attention to the study of flowers. Our first group lesson was on the parts of a flower and their functions. The kids enjoyed learning scientific names like corolla, pistil, stamens and sepals. Children dissected flowers, identified their parts and got some pollen on their fingers.
We also talked about the flower life cycle and needs of flowering plants. We studied still life masterpieces by famous artists and tried our hand and drawing a still life ourselves. We finished our unit study on flowers by eating flowers: broccoli and cauliflowers. Some children liked the smell and texture of them and some didn't, but most at least tried. Some children were quite surprised that they liked it. The comment I heard most often was: "It's crunchy!"
This month we have spent some time working on our auction project with help from our wonderful Ms. Michelle. We can’t wait to share with you the result.
Lastly, we celebrated Earth day at a concert by Eric Ode. As always he was a lot of fun!