Friday, April 28, 2017

Things that Grow

Happy Spring!
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I cannot believe we are in the final stretch of the school year! As we welcome May, we begin to reflect on how much we have grown and learned this year. 


This week we began our unit on "Things that Grow." In this unit, children will learn about how living things grow. We will explore books, perform experiments, and make observations. 

"Theme Concepts;
Living things grow and have life cycles
Living things need food, water, and proper living conditions to survive
Immature living things need special care
Living things interact"

Here are the activities your child will be participating in this spring:

Small Groups:
Motor Group
Alphabet Soup
Shaving Cream
Water Colors
Plant Seeds
Butterfly Decorating
My Cloud Reminds Me Of...
Fork Flowers
How things Grow (life cycle)
Size Sort
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Journal Page (When I Grow Up)
Life Cycle of Caterpillar
Color Sort
Vegetable Memory
Make Way for Ducklings
Making Nests
Patterning
Sequencing Growth Cards
Matching baby animals to parents
Measuring Ourselves
Shape Sort



Books:
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Shadows and Reflections

This week we have begun our unit on Shadows and Reflections. In this unit your child will explore shadows and reflections, using observations, experiments, and books to learn what makes a shadow and a reflection. This unit is a lot of fun with lots of mathematics, science, music, poetry and art activities!

OWLS Shadows and Reflections - Theme concepts

  • "Reflections are images thrown back from a shiny surface.
  • There must be light or there is no reflection.
  • Mirrors and still water reflect light well; dull surfaces do not.
  • If water is moving, its reflections is blurry.
  • Shadows are the dark areas made when an object blocks the light."


Here are the activities your child will be participating in:

Small Groups:
Whose Shadow
- Animal Pattern
- Tallying Animals
- Puddle Pail
- Memory Game
- Upper/Lowercase Match
- Number ID

Large groups:
- Is this a Reflector?
- Shadow Tracing

Stories:
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