Author Archives: Sassafras

02
Jun

Last day festivities!

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Thank you to everyone for making this such a wonderful year!  I hope you all have a fantastic summer!                                           … Continue reading

26
May

South America

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As our travels around the world come to an end, we have arrived on our last continent-South America!  What a beautiful and amazing place.  We have learned there are deserts, mountains, a rain forest and pampas (grasslands) covering this continent. … Continue reading

26
May

More outdoor fun!

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11
May

Tasty Plants

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The children were surprised to learn that we eat roots, stems, leaves and even flowers!  We began this discussion by reading a funny book called Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. In this story Hare (who has lost his fortune to … Continue reading

11
May

Flowers

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As we continue on with our study of botany, our next topic has been flowers.  Just like with the seed, we dissected a flower in order to learn the names and the functions of the various parts.       … Continue reading

11
May

Calling All Parents of Kindergartners!

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10
May

Green Beans Everywhere!

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Though the year is coming to an end, we are still busy learning and exploring here in the Sassafras room. Our last science unit for the year has us getting our hands a little dirty! We are learning about seeds, … Continue reading

02
May

Africa

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Last week we traveled to a new continent-Africa!  Our focus was primarily on three different regions that cover vast areas of Africa; rainforest, desert and savannah.  We looked at  pictures and talked about what it’s like in each of these places. … Continue reading

02
May

Happy Earth Day!

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The children had so much fun celebrating Earth day.  They created tasty tree treats with pretzel trunks and branches and either grapes or broccoli for leaves.   They planted different types of herb seeds. Hopefully these have found a warm, … Continue reading

22
Apr

Reduce Reuse Recycle!

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The children have been busy this week learning how to take good care of our Earth.  We have talked about recycling items when possible, reusing items so there is less garbage in our landfills and reducing the amount of stuff we … Continue reading

18
Apr

Right to Read Week

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Today we kicked off Right to Read week with a school wide gathering.  The students enjoyed a reader’s theater performance put on by some of our very own West Side staff. A funny play with an important message about recycling … Continue reading

08
Apr

Australia

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G’day mates and welcome to Australia!  We have been busy exploring and learning about this amazing place.  We learned that Australia is a continent as well as a country.  It is also the world’s largest island.  Since it is surrounded … Continue reading

31
Mar

Practical Living Skills

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Sassafras has been busy at work practicing real life skills!   Folding Laundry   Scrubbing Boots   Food Preparation   Washing Dishes   Caring for Our Plants   Cleaning Our Environment   Table Manners at Community Lunch  

21
Mar

Will it be Rose? Blossom? or Jedi?

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Last Friday the class celebrated the much anticipated arrival of Baby Duvall with a baby shower!  Many parents were able to join in the celebration as well.  The children LOVED trying to match their pictures with their very own baby … Continue reading

21
Mar

Weather

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Spring has arrived! But, it still feels like winter! Why?!? As we learned a little about weather, we discovered that just because the calendar says it is a certain season, the weather doesn’t always agree.  Clouds, water (precipitation), wind and … Continue reading

10
Mar

Human Body

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In science we have been learning all about the various organs inside our bodies! We talked about our brains being like a computer and controlling our whole body. We learned about our heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, esophagus, stomach, and small … Continue reading

10
Mar

Montessori Week

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This last week was Montessori Education Week, and we celebrated in Sassafras by learning all about Maria Montessori’s home country of Italy! First, we tasted different cheeses from Italy: Parmesan and mozzarella. Next, we made bread dough and watched it … Continue reading

25
Feb

Europe!

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This past week we have shifted our focus in geography. Singing the continent song, we reviewed the name of each of the seven continents and discovered the name of the red continent-Europe. This will be our focus for the next … Continue reading

19
Feb

Dental Health

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so we took the opportunity to learn all about our teeth this past week! We learned about the parts of a tooth: enamel, crown, dentin, pulp, roots, and gums.  Did you know that the … Continue reading

17
Feb

Valentine’s Day Celebration

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Here are some pictures of our celebration!

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