It is hard to believe that we have been in school for four weeks and fall is now upon us. We have been so busy in our class that time is just flying by. We have been exploring the Big Bang theory. The children have incorporated their talents to create their artistic interpretation of how the universe looked during its initial formation and wrote their own creation stories. I invite you to stroll down our hallway to view their creations.
By now I am sure you have heard about Chocolate World. Have no fear, I did not feed the children chocolate. However, Chocolate World did make our room smell good, at least for a little while. Chocolate World was a science experiment that represents how life might have started on our planet. The milk and the pudding mix are the ingredients that represent primordial ooze that created single-cell organisms. The children observed Chocolate World for seven school days and noticed that by day five something was growing in our saucepan!
We have also celebrated and commemorated some very important events. On August 31st, we celebrated Maria Montessori’s birthday. We sang our class birthday song and then each child thanked her for inventing Montessori schools. On September 11th, the children and I hoisted our flag half–mast and in a moment of silence honored the brave men and women who are no longer with us.
Our annual Walk-a-Thon was Friday, September 29th. Our goal this year was to raise enough funds to purchase iPad protective covers and keyboards, kitchen cabinets, and other Montessori materials.
The children are currently working on their Dinosaur/Biomes research reports. They are having a great time discovering facts about their chosen topics. They will present their findings on Friday, October 6th.
Our first field trip of the year will take place on Thursday, October 5th. We will be visiting the Field Museum in Chicago. The children will visit the Evolving Planet exhibit. They will travel back in time and explore some of the magnificent species that lived over 4 billion years ago on Earth, from single-celled organisms to towering dinosaurs, and finally to our extended human family.
Until next time,
Ms. Kathie, Ms. Ramull, and the Lower Elementary Children