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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Friday, February 10, 2017

World of Color Unit

Hello Families!

We are beginning our unit of The World of Color. In this unit you child will learn about color, color names, color mixing, color patterns, color stains, and much more!

OWLS World of Color - Theme Concepts

  • "Color makes our world beautiful, both in nature and through art. 
  • Different colors appeal to different people.
  • Color can carry information.
  • Paint and dyes are used to color other things and are mixed to make new colors.
  • Different substances can cause stains of different colors.
  • Color is an identifying feature of many natural things"
Your child will participate in the following activites:

Small Groups
- Max's Ice Cream Cone patterns
- Max's Dragon Shirt
- Dog's Colorful Day
- Dog's Spots
- Mouse Paint Mixing Colors
- Color Poems
- Color/Shape Bingo
- Patterning
- Rainbows

Stories:
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