This week we begin exploring Living Things and Non-LivingThings, how Living Things change/grow over time, and what Living Things need. We examined apple seeds, learned about the apple life cycle, and painted with apples. The students sorted Living Things and Non-Living Things. We also begin learning about the change of seasons, and Fall, which we will continue to explore next week. The students were very excited to learn about earth and how it moves. We discussed how we respect and take care of living things – we discussed caring for Brownie, our class pet, and caring for our classroom plants. The students take turns feeding Brownie and watering the plants. The children have been learning about God’s gifts and how we use our hands to pray. In extending the lesson, we played “Rock, Paper, Scissors” . In extending our lesson on how living things grow and change, we talked about using our ruler to measure how long things are. We used rulers and a tape measure to determine the length of a doll, a toy car, and a block. Many of the students have been using the rulers in the writing center. I measured each student on Wednesday and posted their height on a wall chart. We ended the week on Thursday, with Grandparents/Grandfriends day Mass. Thank you to all of the Grandparents/Grandfriends that were able to attend.
Looking forward to next week, we plan to take a nature walk for leaves, continue learning about the change of seasons, and, how the students are changing and growing. We will use legos to determine the length of a variety of items and continue our Religion lesson on using God’s gifts to praise him.