We have been continuing to focus on rhyming words. We read lots of books and found rhyming words in them, made a list of rhyming words with our buddies and played the game of bingo to find rhyming words.
Days of the week:
We have been sequencing the days of the week in the right order. We have also been trying to remember the days that come before and after.
Investigating and Inquiring: Human interaction with other living things.
After visiting Mr Aik's garden where we saw lots of bees, we wanted to inquire about the bees.
Ms Miriam and Ms Sophie found some honeycomb and we have started looking more keenly into it. To help us look into it closely Ms Smita set up the microscope and the magnifying glass. On looking closer:
I see a passageway. Maybe it is for the bees to go.
I see honey.
Wow! I see honey! It is like all yellow. It looks like fire. So cool! I can smell honey.
Do bees eat honey? I don't think.
The bears eat it!
Ms Patty the Head of Learning Support showed us a video about her son who has a 'bee farm'. She showed us how the mother bee attracts all the other bees and how honey is made.
We looked at the similarities and differences in plants when it was taken care of by people and when it was left to nature to be taken care of. We noticed that the plants in Mr Aik's garden had to be watered everyday but the big trees grew on their own and got their water when it rained.
What do scientists do to help nature?
We went up to the science lab where the G6 students showed us how scientists heat the water and get salt.
Dr Jermaiah (Ashritha and Anjali's mom) also showed us how to make dirty water into clean water by filtering it.
Ceyone's mom brought their pet frogs to class. She talked to us about the lifecycle of the frog, how it turns from an egg to a tadpole to a frog. We were all so excited to see the frog. One frog stayed still and did not move, whereas the other one regularly jumped.
Happy Diwali: A collaborative 'Rangoli' by the Elementary school.