The biggest news events this month were that Jake joined Caterpillar Classroom full-time! We welcome him and his family to our classroom. The second news item is that our play-yard in the back of our school was inspected by our State Licensing Board on October 17th and has been approved! We have been playing everyday since then on our new equipment. The children LOVE the climbing structure and the see-saw! We will be adding new play equipment over the next several weeks so stay tuned.
Our studies have kept us in North America studying the Bald Eagle and learning all the parts of these amazing birds (talons, beak, body, etc.). We will be working on a life-size eagle drawing and hanging it up to get an idea of how large of a bird they are in real-life. We had a presentation on Seasons and introduced our Science curriculum with talking about Living and Non-Living things, a lively discussion which included a talk about cars (they move, need water, solar cars need light, etc.) and leaves on the ground, flowers in a vase, etc.
We are working on our Original Artworks masterpieces which will be a surprise to each family and going home this week. In Language children are practicing their sound-letter correspondence and learning to blend these sounds and read words like cat, hat, cup, pin, pot, etc., in addition to practicing our reading and handwriting. In Math, we have worked on our teen numbers (11-19) as well as Odd & Even numbers, looking for patterns!
In November, we will study Vertebrates and Non-vertebrate animals, Classification of Vertebrates, Mammals, Trees and Leaves and Gratitude and Giving Thanks.