In the month of May one of our important topics is the Ocean! This week our geographical focus was on Antarctica. Students got to review concepts covered around animals that live there and to explored more in detail the importance of icebergs and how we can do our part to keep our oceans clean.
In Literature, we read Swimmy, Animal Camouflage in the Ocean, Tide Pool, & In the Sea. We began the week by making a KWL chart about the ocean and reviewing terminology from the week before. We made an Ocean Food Chain Chart by placing images of animals in their orderstarting with phytoplankton and finishing with humans.
We did a writer's workship where students wrote one sentence statements about something they would see int he sea. We studied concepts around Tide Pools and identified marine life that exist in them by adding individual tide pools to our Ocean Mural.
We had two afternoon lessons preparing for the International Festival on June 2nd. Pre-K Bh has been thinking about what makes them happy and are creating a collage sculpture. Another afternoon was dedicated to Sight Words, where our Wildcats had fun singing and spelling them all to music. Students also went to their weekly computer class where they have been learning how to manuever the mouse.
In STEMM, we had a Science class on Pollution Solutions. We talked about garbage and how pollutants contaminate the ocean. Afterwards we did our part by walking through campus and carefully picking up trash and disposing of it properly. We explored how creative recycling (upcycling) can help our oceans stay clean. During Engineering, students made an artistic sculpture by gluing broken toys to a hand-drawn whale. We read The Little Wave and studied the Water Cycle, getting to know the different patterns invoked by images. In Math, we have been reviewing vocabulary terms defining location.
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