Pre-K – Dogs and Cats: Children voted and chose to study dogs and cats. They are reading about them, writing about them, dramatizing information, studying all about what they already know about animals, what they want to find out, and what they learn. This will culminate with a trip to the zoo (once the weather gets warmer) where they will discover that there are many BIG dogs and cats that are part of the same families!
Kindergarten – Forces and Motion: In Science, the kindergarteners are learning about what forces make things move. They are talking about friction, height, surfaces, movement, light/heavy, gravity, etc. They are building ramps, using materials and creating experiments to prove their theories around what, how and why objects move. They are all going bowling next week and to New York Hall of Science at the end of the month to further this learning experience.
First Grade – Communities: First grade is discovering what components make up a community. They are thinking deeply about “wants” and “needs” specifically, why certain businesses are crucial (like grocery stores and schools) and why other businesses (such as nail salons and parks) are also important but in a different way. Each class will go on community walks and also create their own community within their rooms.
First Grade is also engaged in a Fairytale unit. They will be going to a puppet show (of Jack and the Beanstalk) next week and see the new movie: Cinderella
Second Grade – Second grade are all learning what it means to be a scientist while creating experiments and writing lab reports in a second unit of Forces and Motion. This standard gets more involved in second grade than when they were in Kindergarten. They will also be visiting the New York Hall of Science at the end of the month.