Antarctica and the Arctic Circle
The past two weeks we learned about the continent of Antarctica. It is the highest, driest, coldest, and windiest continent. We located it on the continent globe (the one where each continent is a different color) and the children decided that it is white on the globe because it is made of ice and snow in real life. No people live on Antarctica except for scientists who are there to study the weather, land, and animals. We talked about the different animals that you could find around Antarctica, mainly penguins. Penguins are birds that cannot fly but they are excellent swimmers. They live on Antarctica, South America, Africa, and Australia.
The children have been very excited because we have been “baking.” The boys and girls take some premade biscuit dough and roll it out. Then they use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the dough. When they are done, a teacher puts the tray of shapes into the toaster oven. The children can share their biscuit shapes or enjoy them alone. Everyone in our class has shared with someone. : )
Starting in January, the Poplar Room will have a Montessori intern. Her name is Suzan and she is in the middle of completing her Montessori training from the training site in Adrian, Michigan. She will be joining us four mornings a week through April.
Also starting in January, we will be sending you links to our new classroom blog. It will replace our biweekly newsletters.This entry was posted in Poplar. Bookmark the permalink.