A Peek at Our Week – Cherry Blossom – Week of 11/1/21

A Peek at Our Week in the Cherry Blossom Classroom!

We continued our focus lesson on Animal Classification this week!  We reviewed vertebrates and invertebrates. We introduced two vertebrate animal groups – Birds and Fish!  We learned the difference between warm blooded and cold blooded, feathers and scales, lungs and gills!

One of our amazing parents shared with us their bird feeders via their live cam this week! We were able to observe various types of birds throughout the day. We discussed male vs female, the different colors we saw, and the foods they ate. We even saw a few squirrels! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing experience with us!

If you’d like to check this out with your child at home, follow this link: https://youtube/MtGUTs_HgcE

We also took a field trip to Mr. John’s classroom to observe all the different fish he has in his aquariums. We observed how the fish move their fins and tails while they swim, and looked hard to spot gills. We found it super interesting that fish breathe through gills!

Art for Kids Hub!

During our bird and fish lessons this week, we took some time to draw our own animals using Art for Kids Hub on YouTube! These are wonderful step by step art lessons for kids and the children loved challenging themselves!

And just for fun… a joke from one of our friends.

“What is pizza plus dice?”


Enrichment Spotlight – Science with Mr. John!

We absolutely love Thursday afternoons when we get to visit Mr. John in the Science Lab! We are doing very well using our 5 senses to observe as scientists and vocalizing our hypothesis before each experiment.

Happy (belated) Halloween from the Cherry Blossoms!

Thank you for joining us for the first annual Absorbent Minds Truck or Treat!

Peek Into Next Week!

We will continue our study of Classification of Animals.  We will review Vertebrates and Invertebrates. We will review Mammals, Bird, Fish,  and introduce Reptiles and Amphibians!

Letter: Ii

Number: 9

Languages:  Counting in German and ASL

Important Dates:

November 12: Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School for Students

November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break – No School!

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