|Visit from Joneslan Farm|
Our Saxon theme this week was “People in Our Neighborhood.” We learned about different occupations and our lesson units were on: people who help us, people who keep us safe, and people who bring us the news. We had some special guests. On Monday, Steve, Carolyn and Alec Jones from Joneslan Farm in Hyde Park visited to teach us about being a dairy farmer. And on Thursday, Molly Gaines, Theo’s mother, visited to tell us about her job as a professional writer.
Our letter of the week was N/n and our number of the week was 13. We learned a fun letter N song, worked on letter and letter sound identification, counting and numeral identification and on math patterns and shapes.
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. day on January 21st, we learned about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We read books about him, did an art project and watched a short video geared towards children about his life.
Our Catholic ABC curriculum unit was on was “N” for Nun. We also learned about St. Nicholas.
Creative Dance and Books Come to Life class focused on the dance concept of place. After the BrainDance, we practiced moving in self space and in general space. We learned a fun song and dance – Laurie Berkner’s Goldfish song. This song is a great example of dancing in self space and general space. We also read and acted out the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We will be acting this out for the school in a couple of weeks!
Here some questions to ask your child:
Will you tell me what you want to be when you grow up and why?
Who was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and why is he important?
What words start with the letter N?
What is the difference between self space and general space?
What was your favorite activity this week?