Week 8

It is beginning to look a lot like fall out there! It is great to see the colors of the leaves as they begin to change, and perfect timing for some of our Earthkeeper’s activities. This week was full of outside time as we worked towards our “K” key for Earthkeepers. The students learned about the water cycle, soil cycle, and air cycle – their favorite fact was that we drink the same water that dinosaurs drank! We created our own food webs, learned about the earth and what it was like millions of years ago, and even discovered some of E.M.’s secrets in the lab! Our second day was a bit rainy, but it did not stand in the way of our learning! We worked towards earning our “E” key today by searching for “rainbows” in nature, using our sense of touch to find materials and name their characteristics, and we even helped nature by planting some Purple Coneflowers!

On Tuesday, we will complete our “E” key activities by working on Solo Spots and filling out some pages in our Trainer Manual. The kids cannot wait to discover what secret is hidden inside the “E” box! We will start our book discussions back up, and continue with spelling. It will be nice to get back to a normal schedule next week, but we certainly enjoyed our time as Earthkeepers! Information will be coming to you all soon about earning the “Y” keys. This will be a big project, and students will work on it at home. More information to come!

 

Please remember:

  • There is NO school on Monday (Oct. 10)
  • Please make sure your child has warm clothing items at school for the changing weather
  • There is a Spanish assessment on the 14th
  • Wednesday the 19th is an early release day
  • Field trip forms went home today and are due back Oct. 21st. We are seeing Jason and the Argonauts at CLC