Thursday, March 21, 2019

Week in Review

This week we concluded our study of Ocean Life, Australia, and Aborigine art. The children have really enjoyed learning about these topics this month. We have already prepared the classroom for our new topics of study. The children are anxious to start learning about Animal Habitats, Antarctica, and the artist Georgia O'Keefe. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!!!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Week in Review

This week we continued our study of ocean animals, including talking about echinoderms and crustaceans. In cultural, we discussed landmarks in Australia. Ms. Cristina has been working with the children on some special dot art painting. The children are having fun painting like the aborigines!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Making your own ocean zones in a jar!

Below is a link explaining how to make your own ocean zones in a jar at home!
Have fun!

Ocean Zones

Monday, March 4, 2019

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

We celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday today! The children listened to Dr. Seuss books and also completed some fun activities in the classroom.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Week in Review

This week we celebrated Montessori Week! Monday we focused on community and had the toddlers spend some time in the classroom as well as share a special snack of waffles and strawberries with Ms. Sarita's classroom. Tuesday was all about Peace. We read a book and made a Peace Dove. Wednesday we discussed self and drew our self-portraits. Thursday was about environment. We read the book, The Lorax. Lastly, Friday we talked about culture the kindergartners and the enrichment children
dressed up in different clothing from around the world. This has been a very eventful week, especially for the Kindergartners and their "Move-Up Day" on Monday.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Week in Review

This week we began studying about our 5 senses. The first sense we talked about was the sense of taste. We learned about our taste buds and where on the tongue we taste sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. In enrichment, we had a food tasting...everyone agreed that bitter was not a good taste!!! The second sense was the sense of hearing. The Kindergarteners made their own ear accordian. They learned the different parts of the ear. In enrichment we played a hearing game where the children had to guess the sound.
We had a special storytime this week as well. The librarian from North Shelby Library came to JBMA and put on a puppet show for the children, which they absolutely loved!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Week in Review

This week we learned about African landmarks and foods from Africa. The children also discovered what the lungs are used for in the body. On Wednesday, we had a dentist come in and talk to the children about keeping their teeth healthy. Ms. Cristina conducted an experiment on the components of the blood. The children thought it was very cool. We have had fun creating Valentine art and we had a great Valentine's Day!!! The valentine card exchange was a huge success. The snack was great as well!