Edible math & fairy tales from around the world

Hello families! We all had so much fun this past week reveling in the warm weather, and it was amazing to just put on our shoes and head outside without layering up first. Everyone made the trek to the waterfall on Thursday morning - something we had attempted earlier in the year but never actually completed. We got typically muddy, finding some really nice clay and great puddles. The nice weather looks like it may be around for a bit, but do keep those extra clothes stocked and send a rain jacket if the forecast looks wet. Fairy Tales Around the World and Close to Home Thank you to everyone for helping to get us to The Egg for the ballet Cinderella. The children had some interesting reflect

The first snow and bird expose

Hello families, Bird Fair I had a number of parents, including the one who happens to be my partner, ask me how much of the project the children really did. I admit that I helped quite a bit with the feet because I failed to bring the needle nose pliers that would have made that doable by little hands. But the shaping of the newspaper forms, the paper mache, and the painting were really the work of the children. We had rulers handy to make sure our birds and eggs were the right size, and we looked again and again at pictures of the birds. Different sources were consulted: bird guides, Cornell's amazing All About Birds (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/), and lots of nonfiction bird books. We're

Bird fair and math visualization

Hello families! Happy April! And now that we are entering into spring, please note that we may have our first snow day on Monday. Actually, it looks like the accumulation amounts are being scaled down, but it is supposed to be quite cold, so please send your children with all their warm layers. Related to well dressed children are happy children, when spring comes back, please send a raincoat with your child on wet days and/or a complete change of clothes. Unless it is pouring out or there is a thunderstorm, we still go out in the rain. Bird Fair on Monday (Tuesday - Snow Date) at 2:30 The children got to practice sharing about their birds on Friday when we had some visitors to our classroom

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