Inspiring Life-long Learning for 25 Years
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An early childhood class works on fine motor activities by cutting little squares of felt and sewing them onto a strand. The activity also offers a lovely experience of touch and color. This is a craft for the holidays!
First and Second Grades enjoy the quiet beauty of our Advent-themed nature table. This time of anticipation is honored in our classroom as we help Mary on her star path, open a new door each day on our Advent calendar, and light a new candle on the chalk tree drawing.
The class has entered into our fourth block of the year, "Human and Animal" (zoology). It has been an incredible block so far. This first week has focused on animals associated with the head--mostly sea animals and invertebrates such as the octopus, cuttlefish and oyster. Next week we will move on to those that we associate with the trunk, and then the limbs.This first block will focus on relating each animal to the human being (hence head, trunk and limbs) in a way that speaks to the child's imagination. It has been exciting to share details of these animals with the class and a great gift hearing what they already know about them as well!
This week the fifth and sixth graders experienced the challenge of creating pyramids through clay modeling.
This week the seventh and eighth graders looked at how the human organism is organized—from the smallest cell to systems of related organs—working together to sustain life.