Friday, January 29, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Science Center came to us with two cute hedgehogs named Penny and Pearl. We learned about their habitats, what they eat, and how they protect themselves. The children were surprised to learn they live in Africa and eat manly insects. We saw them roll in a ball, make noises and use their quills to keep predators away. Some brave kids touched them to feel the quills.
Friday, January 8, 2016
We are rested and ready to get back to work in the new year. We have begun learning about the ocean and what lives there. We were able to compare and contrast the characteristics of a fish and a mammal. We will continue with ocean life for the month of January, then visit the New England Aquarium on February 2. That info was sent home today.
In math we have started addition. The children need to know their math facts to five, addition and subtraction, by March. To be fluent means to know the answer in 3 seconds. I will send home the facts next week. You can cut them up to make flash cards to practice.
Today during library we had a guest reader who turned out to be Mrs. McDonald. The class enjoyed her reading a story about two special friends, a mouse and a vole.