Our classroom moved outdoors once again as we took a "Nature Walk" on our beautiful school grounds to collect leaves for gluing.
Divertido con Espanol / Fun with Spanish
Senora Jen read a story entitled, "Mi Vida en Colores" and of course spent time playing with the children!
Vocabalo de Semana en Espanol / Words of the Week in Spanish
Negro - Black
Como te llamas? - What is your name?
Me llamo ____ - My name is ____
Looking Deeper: Exploration and Learning through Play
This Week I would like to guide you through a deeper look at
For the past month or more the children have been observing the leaves on the trees outside our classroom windows. When our observations first began the weather was warm and the leaves were green. We discussed how the leaves would change color and then fall from the trees. I told the children; "When all the leaves on all the trees have fallen to the ground, the weather will be colder and winter will be on its way!" This week we noted that much of this has come to pass, and much like picking "our apples", we ventured outdoors to collect the leaves that we would use for gluing.
The children have observed and participated in each phase of our Fall study. In so doing they have assumed ownership of this learning; this is the essence of Experiential Learning!
During our walk in the woods, the children were given the time and opportunity to study additional facets of Nature that were of interest to them such as;
The very intentional curriculum goal of the past four weeks has been to have the children "experience" Fall though field trips, nature walks, art, music, literature, science, math and cooking! Experiential learning is what makes the difference between knowing about Fall and knowing Fall!