Thank you for making our Family night a success!
The animal project is beginning, slowly. Research is hard! A lot of the information is in books that are bigger with smaller print. We aren't just looking for info that is in books at our reading level. For this, we've been working in small groups with adult help. And the element of practicing writing ideas in our own words is a beginning process. We are practicing this skill together. The group has been continuing their observational drawing skills to create the illustration for the cards or bookmarks that we'll create. This has given a lot of insight in more info about the animals themselves. For instance, Bridget has been making some realizations about horses and especially their legs and where they bend. She moved from this illustration, to the second after careful observation about how these animals are put together.
This week's preparation for our songs for parent night led us to think about musicians again. Nathaniel asked if the writer of Down on the Corner was still alive and we looked it up. We saw that Fogerty is 66 and still alive, but that Creedence Cleerwater Revival is not together again. This prompted us to think about why a band would not be together. We talked about how musicians and artist are whole people and that they may have other skills and careers. I mentioned how my brother, Geoff, is in a band and he is also a cook at a restaurant. The kids wanted to see more about my brother so we looked up his band, too. Ben asked to hear their music, so I played their new video. I may be partial, but it's a rather fun one! Taylor asked me to post it on the blog!
I hope the kids are continuing to share their new bee facts that we've been researching. We are getting to understand the differences between bees and wasps. Here are a few examples of their work. Also, an image of a bee that Henry found to show us, too. Thank you for sharing all the fun stuff from your home discussions!
I will post more soon! I just wanted to get these up for you to enjoy together. Thank you for making our school the special place it is! Love, Jennifer