Our first unit of study is rearing Monarch Butterflies. The children will have hands-on experience in caring and observing Monarch caterpillars as they go through metamorphosis. We explore the topic through books, experiments, songs and art.
The Bright Stars will be starting their harvest unit. We will be discussing how the seasons change, what types of food are grown, and how the farmers protect their crops using scarecrows. We will explore the theme through songs, stories, crafts and hands-on activities. We will also be exploring the bark through bark rubbing and the leaves through leaf poundings. The students will be matching, sorting and classifying leaves. One of our favorite books about trees is Red Leaf Yellow Leaf by Lois Elhert.
We develop math, science, and literacy skills by measuring pumpkins, rolling pumpkins for distance, predicting if pumpkins will float or sink, and investigate the contents of a pumpkin.
The Bright Stars will be investigating owls and the animals that make thier homes in trees. We will be learning about owl behaviors, food sources, and habitat through research, experiments, and role playing.
We will be learning all about owls as we read and act out one of our favorite story "Owl Babies.
The children will be creating owls in the art center
The Bright Stars will be starting their bear unit. We will be discussing how bears and other animals hibernate for the winter. We will investigate patterning, sequencing, and sorting and classifying.
The students will read and act out our favorite bear story called Goldilocks and the Three Bears as well as other classic stories involving bears. We will explore the theme through stories, songs, crafts, and hands-on activities
The Bright Stars will be starting their water unit. We will be discussing how objects sink and float, how water freezes, and how snow is a form of water. We will be reading books with the water and winter them as well as singing songs, and making crafts.
The Bright Stars will be starting their farm unit. We will be discussing how food is grown and what types of animals live on a farm. We will explore the theme through songs, stories, crafts and hands-on activities. We plant pole beans and incorporate math skills by predicting and using non standard measurement.