Lon welcomed us in his home to show us his green house.
He also showed us the bat houses he built, narrow and long to keep out unwanted predators.
Lon talked about how we can discover information about the life of a tree by observing its rings.
Photo copies were given out and students counted rings to discover the tree's age before it was cut down.
I cannot express enough the importance of unstructured play. We've been studying birds and this has clearly informed the imaginations of our students.
They came up with their own game, busying themselves with building nests.
Students chose a species of bird they wanted to be, formed families, and defended their territories.
We have started our new reading curriculum called "All About Reading" with our beginning readers. They seem very excited about the progress chart, activities and using our new alphabet. Thank you to all the parents who donated shoe boxes for this. It came together very nicely and now the kids have a location to work on their letter sounds.
Each letter box is filled with concrete objects (also donated by parents!) containing that letter's various sounds! These boxes are used when introducing and practicing letter sounds and students can then use them as a reference!