Room B’s Appealing April News
We hope that everyone had an enjoyable and restful spring break. March was a busy month. The children enjoyed learning all about various modes of transportation. One day they designed their own land vehicles using construction paper. They had fun constructing boats out of foil and seeing how many pennies it took to sink their craft. As a culmination to our unit we went to the American Helicopter Museum. There the children watched a movie showing helicopters in action, put together a helicopter puzzle and then went on a scavenger hunt. They crawled into helicopters and pretended to be pilots. A great time was had by all who attended.
It was then time for the children to turn their attention to rainbows. Using a prism the children were amazed to see light split into the colors of the rainbow. They discovered that the colors of the rainbow always appear in the same pattern. Painting at the easel the children practiced combining colors to make new ones.
Rainbows led into our discussion of St. Patrick’s Day. The children learned interesting facts about the Emerald Isle by looking at photographs, peat ornaments and by handling Irish currency. The children set about making several traps to try to catch a leprechaun. Despite their efforts all they caught were a leprechaun’s britches.
He did however leave the children gold chocolate coins. It was a fun way to end school before the spring break.
Returning from break the children learned about the small and interesting country of Nepal. They learned about tigers living there, the revered elephant, the legendary Yeti and the significance of the prayer flags that you might see if you were to travel there. They saw pictures of the famous Mount Everest and were encouraged to paint the mountains or build one out of play dough.
Now that spring is here it is time to get outside and enjoy the month of April. This month the children will be observing the changes taking place in nature. GVNC will pay us a visit and present a program based upon the book Make Way for Ducklings that ties in with our new unit of study. The children will be using the word oviparous as they explore animals that lay eggs. They will be planting seeds and watching them grow. We will talk about the importance of our natural resources and this will lead into the topic of pollution and recycling. The children will explore ways they can be good stewards of planet Earth. April promises to be a month of discovery.