Music, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day and so much more!
Updated: Jun 11
What happened to January? Over already? Time flies when we have fun!
Here's what your kiddos were up to in class. Enjoy!
During the last week of January, the children had the opportunity to engage in a fun and engaging classical music activity. The children learned about Alberto Ginastera (South America), listen to a selected piece of music (“Concerto for Strings, Op. 33”) and were encouraged to use their imagination. The children were able to discuss how the music made them feel (happy, excited, scared, surprised etc.) The children also had the opportunity to select symbols that came to mind when they heard the music (sunny, rainy, storm).
Listening to Alberto Ginastera's “Concerto for Strings, Op. 33”
Selecting emotional characters and weather symbols that best relates to the piece of music.
The children are learning about different animal classifications including mammals, insects, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. They engaged in zoology lessons related to vertebrates and invertebrates.
The children learned about Phil the Groundhog, they learned about Groundhog Day (February 2nd) and made their own predictions. They made Groundhog Day hats and will complete the activity at home, once they learn whether Phil gets to see his shadow, or he doesn’t .
I Can't wait to hear all about it on Monday!
The children had fun measuring and learning about units
Of course, here they are working on their individual goals!
We have been learning about the continent of Asia and learning about China and Chinese culture. They really enjoyed their fortune cookies (so much so, I barely had time to snap a few pictures before the cookies were gone! :o)
I am Looking forward to sharing with the children,
all of the fun activities I have been planning for the month of February!!!