March 9, 2014
Qi Wang taught us about the art of calligraphy in Taiwan. She used a bamboo brush with an ink block and gave a lesson on the Chinese language and the symbols. She prepared sticky rice balls filled with sweet red bean paste. All the children tried it and loved it.
Now on to Australia: The younger children are learning the names of the unique animals from the area and the older children are doing research and learning about what makes the animals so amazing. They are now familiar with what a marsupial is, learning about the Great Barrier Reef, and fascinated by the platypus.
We want to thank all of our families for your support and we wish you a happy coming of spring. The change of time is always very challenging for the children. Please help them adjust and get the sleep they need.
Most people associate the coming of spring with the returning of the birds and flowers. In our classroom we associate it with the buzz in the environment. We are seeing children take on new academic risks and experiencing personal breakthroughs. There is a huge leap in comfort level and concentration. We invite you to come and observe this magic.
Meridith and Leah’s Class
We had a great make-up pajama day! The children loved exchanging Valentines.
We finished study of Asia with special art project from Japan called Chigiri-e. Thanks to Kaori Blalock for sharing this art form with us!
We’re now studying Australia. We’re learning about the many fascinating animals that live there. It’s has been fun learning what marsupials and monotremes are! We are singing songs about the dingo and the kookaburra.
It is not an easy task to attach the koala to the eucalyptus tree!