Week of January 17th-21st

Hello K/1 family! There are so many things going on in our class that is super exciting.

Today we welcomed a new member to our classroom family… a pet fish! We are still working on deciding a name that everyone is happy with. The kids were super excited to see the beautiful blue and pink fish. After being gifted our new friend, we decided to read a book on how to take care of fish and next week we will continue building our knowledge and become fish experts.

Today we also celebrated Craft Swap day where each child was able to pick a craft made by another student. Scholars were filled with joy as they shared the awesome crafts they had chosen.

We just finished wrapping up our investigation of light and shadows. Students were curious about the winter solstice and why it is the shortest day of the year with the least amount of sunlight. That then led to them wanting to build their knowledge about light. We focused on the following guiding questions:

  • Why is light important?
  • What are different light sources?
  • How are shadows created?

Scholars read many books on the topic of light, watched videos, and engaged in hands-on activities, such as making shadows! They also explored the effects of how different materials appear in the path of light (plastic is transparent, wax paper is translucent, cardboard is opaque, and mirrors are reflective.

In Math, our friends are practicing using manipulatives such as base ten blocks and counters to demonstrate what they learned about adding and subtracting within 20.

Have an amazing weekend!

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