Here is a glance at what we have been up to during the month of April!
Each day we have Number Corner in the morning. It is a time where we discuss the calendar, including the days of the week and how many days we have been in school. We often talk about patterns, practice counting, and keep track of the weather for each month. In this picture, we are discussing the pattern that we noticed presented on our April calendar. It included forms of measurement: length, weight, capacity, and temperature.
This month we have been studying spring in science. We have had fun making crafts having to do with weather.
We have also started learning about plant life. We learned about what plants need to grow: soil, water, and sun. We got to create an experiment where we planted radish seeds (which sprout very quickly) in four different containers. Each container was missing an important element to make a plant grow and the last container got all of the necessary elements. Students also got to plant their own seeds, choosing between marigolds, wild flowers, and nasturtium. We're excited to see what grows!
Another spring activity that we are excited about is our chick project! A guest teacher brought an incubator and many eggs that will grow and after 21 days... they will hatch! We will be scientists next month and write, draw, and observe these eggs as they go through their developmental journey!
Through our math work we have been continuing to practice carefully writing our numbers. We have also been writing out equations and sorting shapes by their various attributes. Students have been practicing communicating these differences with specific descriptions and mathematical language.
Our creative and free play time has been made even more incredible with some new toys and activities! We now have puppets, baby dolls, a cash register, and cars to add to our choice time activities. We still enjoy painting, coloring, and building as well!
During our forest days we continue to explore and learn in the natural world. Now that the snow has melted we are finding creatures, animal homes, and many new activities to keep our minds and bodies busy. We have also been cooking amazing snacks which allow us to try things that we may not normally eat!