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The students continue to work hard into Spring. One of our art assignments in early
April was to make Zentangle flowers in order to bring the feeling of Spring
into our classroom. It worked! Zentangle has really taken off in our classroom,
with students finding it relaxing and engaging.
Speaking of taking off, in
Science we are studying flight! You probably know what that means? We are
making and testing paper airplanes. Sometimes we go out into the hall to test
how far they can fly. It’s not all play though. We have learned the principals
of flight and are beginning to understand the concepts of gravity, lift, drag
and thrust. We have also done a number of experiments to learn about the
properties of air. Some of it has been pretty cool, like putting Kleenex under
water in an open cup without getting it wet! Another cool one was when we
filled a cup with water, put a card across the top, and turned the cup upside
down. We don’t want to spoil the surprise so we won’t tell you what happened!
We are also growing some cool things in our class. We’ve got some potatoes and
onions that have sprouted in our school pantry. We moved them to the class and
are watching their progress. We are also starting to grow some Oyster Mushrooms
with a kit we got from the market. Soon we will be able to put our growing
skills to work outside by decorating the entranceway to our school with
We had a great visit one day from Amber, a member of the team who
recently had a baby. We enjoyed meeting her son and seeing her again.
came to do a hoop and jingle dance presentation. She was truly awesome! See you