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School Age #1 News

With the new month upon us, there has been some speculation, amongst our crew, as to whether March will come in like a “Lion”, or a “Lamb”.  Stay tuned, as we will be paying close attention to the weather in the upcoming days.

We have continued with our study of animals, and some of our peers have requested to bring in their own specimens to share in our mystery bag.  As the animals are revealed, we are learning about their habitats, their preferred climate, eating habits (herbivore, carnivore, etc.), distinct features, their predators, and survival skills.

The Red Panda has quickly become a favourite, and is now an honorary classroom mascot; although, not really a panda at all!  This creature is actually a part of the raccoon family and is usually found in China.   We can tell you about its fur covered feet, and the ways that it benefits from having such a long fluffy tail.

We also like to include a few “fun facts”, in our daily animal discussions.  Did you know that an ostrich’s eyeball is bigger than its brain, or that opossums play “dead” to deter more aggressive species from harming them?

The game UNO has once again, become a popular item in our classroom.  Our students have put their own creative spin on this colourful card game.  They play “doubles”, utilize special “crash” cards, and have even come up with a whole new game, dividing the deck amongst players to practice math skills, adding, & subtracting.  Lots of learning happening!

It’s going to be a busy month, celebrating the March Break, St. Patrick’s Day, and the first day of Spring!  As the weather warms up, we will be exploring outdoors, observing the changes to the trees, the temperatures, and the type of birds that we see.

Keep an eye on our classroom (School-Age #1) bulletin board, where we will display some of the artwork that we will be working on as the month progresses!  This crew has plenty of amazing ideas and creativity to showcase!

School Age #2 News

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery… the world is all gates, all opportunities.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

This month we wonder about how various things in our lives were created and invented, such as “Who created the world?’ “Who created birthdays?”  “Who was the first race car driver?”, “How were people given life?” “What was the first word ever created?”, etc.…

In the following weeks to come, we will continue to try and answer such wonders as well as to discover retro toys and games from different decades.

Our class is excited about our show and tell days, each child picks a day where they can bring in something that is special to them to present to the class, however we ask that the object be a reasonable size as it will be in their backpacks during the day.

Just a reminder we will be closed Friday March 30th and Monday April 2nd for the Easter holiday. Enjoy!