Author Archives: Sassafras

18
Dec

Vertebrates!

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This week we studied the characteristics of the 5 different classes of vertebrates: amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and fish.   First, we looked at their outside coverings.  Are they covered in fur or hair? Wet and slimy skin?  Scales? Feathers? … Continue reading

13
Dec

Backbones!

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Mr. Bones came to visit our class last week.  He came to help us learn about backbones.  In small groups the children were able to see up-close the long line of bones and discs that join together to make our … Continue reading

30
Nov

United States of America

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We live in the United States!  We took a close look at our map and our flag. We talked about the Pilgrims that came from Europe on the Mayflower and landed in Plymouth.  We talked about the Native Americans and … Continue reading

30
Nov

Hola from Mexico!

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We have traveled south from Canada to learn about the country of Mexico.  At first, we used the puzzle map of North America to locate Mexico.  Then, we learned about the flag and the significance of the symbols on the … Continue reading

30
Nov

Canada

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The children were introduced to Canada this week.  We studied the flag and they had an opportunity to make their own flag of Canada.  We talked about the maple trees and how we get maple syrup.  They even got to … Continue reading

06
Nov

Thanks and Giving Celebration

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Dear Sassafras Room families,   This year, Children’s House will be supporting Graham’s Foundation for our 3rd annual Thanks and Giving Celebration.  Graham’s Foundation, founded by current West Side parents Nick and Jennifer Hall, is in celebration of their son, … Continue reading

05
Nov

North America

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In geography, we want to give the children a picture of the “whole” before moving to the “parts.”  We began with the universe then focused on the planet earth.  Next, we turned our attention to the large pieces of land … Continue reading

05
Nov

Five Little Pumpkins

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The children had so much fun last week retelling the story of the Five Little Pumpkins.

29
Oct

Fall’s A Hoot!

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We had a great time last week at our Fall’s A Hoot celebration!  The children enjoyed making various crafts and having a fun fall trail mix snack.   Check out some pictures from the day!  

22
Oct

Leaf Man

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Thank you to everyone who collected such beautiful leaves for our Leaf Man project.  The children enjoyed creating their own unique pictures.  Some of the children helped to sort the leaves by their shapes and we were able to identify many … Continue reading

22
Oct

Plant and Animals

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As we looked more closely at the living things around us, we discovered they could be divided into two groups.  There are plants and there are animals.  During our circle time we talked about the differences between plants and animals. … Continue reading

16
Oct

Continents!

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Our Continent Song: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.  Don’t forget Australia. Don’t forget Antarctica. North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.   Recently, we have been studying the Montessori Painted Globe.  The 7 continents are various … Continue reading

02
Oct

Exploring the Great Outdoors!

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Even though it was a bit cold and windy, the children really enjoyed our hike through the woods this morning!  During this past week we have been talking about living and non-living things.  Because our Earth has land, water and … Continue reading

30
Sep

Land, Water, and Air

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After learning about our Solar System, we turned our attention to our planet, Earth.  Using the sandpaper globe, we felt the rough land, and the smooth water.  We talked about how our Earth is mostly covered in water. There is … Continue reading

17
Sep

The Family of the Sun

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As we continue on with our study of the solar system, we are learning a song to help us know a little bit more about each planet.  The song is sung to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.”  Below … Continue reading

14
Sep

Solar System

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We began our science curriculum last week by learning about our solar system.  We talked about how the sun is a hot, burning ball of gas called a star.  The sun is at the center of our universe.  There are … Continue reading

09
Sep

Did you know….

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Did you know that language, numbers and the refinement of the senses are some of the sensitive periods children between the ages of 3 to 6 will experience. A sensitive period is a time in a child’s life when he has an … Continue reading

09
Sep

Welcome to the beginning of a new year!

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We are so excited to welcome all of our new friends to the Sassafras room and welcome back those friends who were with us last year!  As the new students begin to learn the routines and ground rules of the … Continue reading

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