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HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR fall TRIMESTER
de Puerta a Puerta - Spanish Language and Culture
This semester in de Puerta a Puerta - Spanish Language and Culture, we were able to learn so many wonderful things about animales de la granja. Together, we discovered new vocabulary, invented new games (that made us laugh) and, of course, made new amigos.
Roots & Shoots
This semester, we learned about the life and work of Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of Roots & Shoots. After watching clips from the documentary, Jane, and reading many books, we learned how a young British girl, against all odds, realized her dream of working with animals in Africa. Inspired by the documentary which details her early work at Gombe National Park, we decided to write our own book about Jane, highlighting important life events that led her to become one of the most famous scientists of our time.
Cooking by the Book
We have had an amazing time in Cooking by the Book. We made some pretty amazing stuff: mini pumpkin pies, Rice Krispy Frankensteins, meatballs and even fresh focaccia. We also made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for those who are not as lucky as we are. Along the way we also read some pretty great books too, like Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed, The Giant Meatball and Frankencrayon. We have broadened our palates and have become world class chefs.
Cave Painting to Current Making: Hands-on Art History
This trimester in Art History we studied many unique artists and art making methods: cave painting, early civilization basket weaving, Joan Miro, Rene Magritte, Alma Thomas, Roy Lichtenstein, Louise Nevelson, Franz Kline, Mer Young, and the contemporary practice and influence of the demonstration sign. After viewing images of each artist’s work, we created our own pieces in the spirit and with the complimenting media of that week’s subject.
The first trimester of Block Building was so much fun! The children used unit blocks, magnatiles and their imagination to build skyscrapers, hotels, and even a pirate ship. We can’t wait to see what our imaginations will build next trimester!