Sunday, May 18, 2014

5/19/14 Newsletter


The children's poetry binder collections now include more than 70 poems and songs.  We're adding a few this week as we prepare for Memorial Day discussions and our field trip to the zoo.
Link to upload or view this poem
The frame at the bottom of the poetry page is for drawing pictures.  The children love to draw and write about their connections.


Link for Stars and Stripes Poem

A few weeks ago we had a wonderful  group of parents on hand to help the children learn about seed and plant growth. The children planted seeds to grow pea plants in recycled milk cartons and also placed seeds in "greenhouse" containers along the windows to observe the seed's growth. 

(We planted 4 extra pea plants and the children are now observing what happens to plants when they don't have air, water or sunlight.)


Planting pea plants in recycled milk cartons

Watering the seeds

Creating the greenhouses took a lot of time, patience and parent help!

The greenhouses were taped to the classroom windows.

After about 10 days, we removed the seeds (plants) from the greenhouse baggies and the children measured and compared the stem and root growth. 

  The children also measured and compared the plant growth. 

He measured the growth of his pea plant and then recorded observations in his writing journal.  This proud, young fella just couldn't wait to share his journal entry with me!

Their enthusiasm is contagious!

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