Hi Garden Families,
We had a lovely start to our “Stories of Light” block. The children enjoyed the stories Ms. Kathee began sharing from around the world. This week the upper grade students began to share information with the class they learned about various regions in the world, and will continue to do so over the next two weeks. During this block we are working on spelling, sentence structure, conventions of grammar and writing paragraphs. The lower grades are working with Ms. Melissa and the upper grades with Ms. Kathee. In the afternoons, the lower grades are focusing on telling time while the upper grades are learning about fractions, and all are finishing up morning work in language and crafting for the holidays. The children made beeswax candles, continued working on their woodworking project and copied and colored a native Hawaiian pattern.
This past week some children helped build bluebird houses in the garden, others helped re-package our sauerkraut and pickles as well as prep lunch, drew native plants and animals to participate in a drawing contest, wrote in their journals, practiced our verse and songs, flute and instruments for our Advent Spiral, learned and sang in Spanish while some children completed projects they have been diligently working on in Handwork!
Ms. Melissa and Ms. Kathee