Sep 24, 2013
This week in Nature/Science we will begin to learn about butterflies and pretend to be Lepidopterists. We will read excerpts from Nomads of the Wind and learn about the migration of the Monarch butterfly. We will read “Butterflies” in our Christian Liberty Nature Reader, and the children will examine a model of the butterfly life cycle. We will also read about butterfly migration in Exploring Creation. In Social Studies we will read from Jobs and learn about Executives, Mechanics, Nurses, Teachers, Authors, Quarterbacks, and other Community Helpers. The children will also work on a “Community ABC’s book with colored pencils. In Music the children will practice moving slowly and gracefully to Mozart’s “Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major” and flying quickly to the “Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Major” with their butterfly wings. In Bible we will begin to learn about Peace (a Fruit of the Spirit) as we read from A Child’s Book of Character Building.
Sep 22, 2013
In Nature/Science we will read “Bird Watching”, “Field Marks” and “Benefits of Birds” in Exploring Creation. We will conduct an experiment to see which food the birds in our area prefer. We will also finish planting flowers this week. In Music/Art we will continue to work on our picture study and our Nature Boxes. The children will also pretend to be animals as they move to a call response song entitled “Pole, Pole” from the Smithsonian Children’s Collection. In Social Studies we will learn about Chefs as we continue our study of Community Helpers. We are also planning to make bread this week. In Phonics, we will read The Little Red Hen and sequence the story. We will also practice narration with Pinocchio. We are planning a field trip to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Monday, September 30. We will leave the school at 9 o’clock and return at 12 o’clock. “The Flight of the Butterflies” at the Omni Theatre begins at 10:15 (They begin seating at 9:45). We are also planning to visit the children’s area of the museum. Admission is $8.50 for children and $16.00 for adults. Please turn this in to Mrs. Hague by Thursday.
This week in Nature/Science we will learn about Habitats and play a game called “What’s That Habitat”. We will also read, “What Makes a Bird a Bird” from Exploring Creation and search for birds with our little binoculars. We will also learn more about our friend Ben-Tu, who is a Sulcata Tortoise, and the children will take turns tossing lettuce to him. In Social Studies we will read People Who Help Us and Police as we learn about Community Helpers. In Gardening we are planning to plant flowers into the flower bed at the front of the school. In Bible we will read “Joyfulness in the Bible” and “Joyfulness at Home” from A Child’s Book of Character Building, and paint illustrations of the stories. We will also read “A Lame Man Walks” from The Bible in Pictures, and try to imagine how joyful he must have felt. In Music/Art the children will practice skipping to “Skip to My Lou” from the Smithsonian Children’s Collection. We will also begin to paint and create Nature Boxes to use for the little treasures that we find. We are planning a field trip to the Omni Theatre to see “The Flight of the Buttlerflies” on September 30th.
We’re glad to be back at school. We’ve planned many fun activities for the children. In Social Studies we will begin to learn about Community Helpers. We will read Vicky the Vet and Animal Hospital, and the children will take turns playing in the Animal Hospital Center in the new Centers Room. In Science we will read, “What is Zoology” from Exploring Creation and begin to learn about birds. The children will watch for birds with little binoculars and create bird gliders to experiment with on the playground. In Phonics/Language the children will practice narration with Pinocchio. We will practice writing and tracing the letter “a” and sorting objects that begin with a and b into letter tubs. In Bible we will read What is Love as we begin to learn about the Fruit of the Spirit. We will also read, “Jesus Loves the Children” from The Bible in Pictures. In Music the children will play a game and pretend to be little birds flying through a window. They will also practice clapping rhythms as we listen to “Fly Through My Window” by Pete Seeger. Please be sure to send a snack each day for snack time. Place it in your child’s basket in the hall. Also, please send a complete change of clothing, including socks. These may be kept in your child’s backpack.
Jun 7, 2013
In Nature/Science, we will read “The Layers in a Tree Trunk”, and the children will examine a tree stump. We will work to identify the sapwood, vascular cambium, inner bark, and bark. We will also read “You See With Your Eyes”, and the children will work with Montessori Colored Tablets In Phonics/Language, we will practice narration with “Belling the Cay” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” from Aesop’s Fables”. We will read about Aesop and how his fables aim to teach us lessons. We will also continue to act out Jack and the Beanstalk in class. In Music/Art, we’re planning to gallop like Unicorns to “The Unicorn Song” from Castles, Knights, and Unicorns. The children will also create splatter paintings. Our class picnic will be this Thursday, May 23. We are planning to leave the school at 12:00. Please bring a lunch with an ice pack and drinks. Also, please remember to bring sunscreen. We have the gazebo near the sand pit reserved until 3:00.