Encouraged by beautiful weather Verde students focused on gardening and parts of plants in April. We spent a lot of time outside with Ms. Katherine planting and getting ready for the plant sale currently ongoing at MCH. In the classroom our focus was on parts of plants and their functions. We asked why plants need roots, stems, leaves, and what do they look like in plants big and small. We also talked about different parts of plants we eat; not just roots, leaves and stems, but also fruit and flowers! Ms. Angela came to Verde to cook with children, they made a soup using different parts of plants.
We also talked about landscapes and seascapes and looked at and compared art by Gainsborough, Bruegel, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Turner, Van Gogh, Hopper and Signac. Children had a great time drawing their own landscapes.
Together with the rest of MCH community, Verde students took part in the Hop-A-Thon, and annual event to help raise awareness of MD and raise money for research of the disease.
In May we are travelling once again to the Southern Hemisphere, this time to learn about Australia, its people, fauna and flora. If you have traveled to Australia, please consider coming to Verde to share your experiences.
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Montessori Children's House
5003 218th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Founded in 1987