Author Archives: Sassafras

23
Apr

Under the Sea

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As we concluded our study of Australia, we took a closer look at the life surrounding this amazing continent. During our small group lessons the children were introduced to some of the landmarks of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef being … Continue reading

23
Apr

Red, Yellow and Blue

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The children have really loved this new work! Each work allows the children to mix two primary colors to make a new, secondary color. Paint, play dough and even colored ice cubes were used in these works. It has been … Continue reading

23
Apr

Happy Earth Day!

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In honor of Earth Day we learned about the importance of recycling. In small group lessons, the children heard a story about recycling. They learned about what items can be recycled and then had a chance to practice sorting items … Continue reading

09
Apr

Australia continued

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Australia is such a fascinating continent! We spent another morning in small group lessons learning a little bit more about this unique country. First we reviewed why it is called “The Land Down Under” and how its seasons are opposite … Continue reading

09
Apr

Spring has (finally) arrived!

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Even though March 20th was the official start of spring, the children were all wondering why the weather didn’t feel more like spring. It was a perfect time to introduce some new work about weather, seasons and clouds. We began … Continue reading

24
Mar

St. Patrick’s Day

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We had a great time at our St. Patrick’s Day celebration.  The children enjoyed creating shamrocks and leprechaun hats.  Green was abounding at the snack table-green peppers, green grapes, green apples, celery and cucumbers.  To end the morning the children … Continue reading

18
Mar

Australia

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The children put another stamp in their passport as they traveled to Australia!  We learned about why it’s called the Land Down Under, as we found it on the continent globe and saw that it is located below the equator. … Continue reading

18
Mar

Digestion and Our Organs

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After learning about dental health, the children in Sassafras participated in an experiment to see where the food that you chew with your teeth really goes!  Using a Ziploc bag as a mouth, we “chewed” some crackers and a banana. … Continue reading

03
Mar

Italy

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Diving further into our study of Europe, we took a closer look at Italy!  As we looked at the Italian flag we talked about how the colors of the flag are the colors that make up one of the Italian’s … Continue reading

03
Mar

Europe

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Passports As we continue learning about various continents, we introduced the idea of having a passport.  We talked about why you need a passport and what information it tells about you.  Each child made their own passport, complete with a … Continue reading

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