“A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature.” – Maria Montessori
This week was an exciting week for nature in our classroom. We have been able to see Kernel out exploring his new habitat almost every day, we started germinating our lettuce seeds for the aquaponic system, and we have seen some growth in the food scraps we are trying to regrow! So far, most of our lettuce has sprouted enough to plant into our aquaponic system and it has continued to grow! Through research and conversation with others that have aquaponic or hydroponic systems, we learned from our mistakes last year and have seen success! Our onions, garlic, and carrot scraps are coming along and we are waiting to see if our pineapple will regrow.
Photos from our Valentine’s Party
“A Peek at Next Week”
Next week we will begin our backdrops and buttons for the Wax Museum! Our first year students will be introduced to number lines, will discuss antonyms, and will find the parts of a bulb. Our second year students will have their next Checkerboard lesson, will find adverb pairs, and will learn the origins of the names of the days of the week. Our third year students will write explanations about graphs they study, will classify adverbs, will join the second years in learning the origins of the names of the days of the week, and will find plants from each continent. Our fourth year students will begin studying early groups of Homo sapiens, will continue studying simple tense verbs, and will continue taking the area of triangles. Fifth year students will continue ancient civilization research, will divide fractions, and will begin measuring circles.
- “Bring Your Parent to Work Time” – 2/26 and 2/27 – We still have a few slots open. Sign up here.
- Monday, March 4 – NO SCHOOL – Student Led Conferences – Please check your email for the time your child was scheduled and for more information.
- Monday, March 18 – Wax Museum
- Thursday, March 21-Friday, March 29 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break