Sweet April showers do spring May flowers. - Thomas Tusser
The birds chirping and the warm weather reminds us that spring is finally here! The children have become more aware of the seasonal changes outside. They were so excited to discover a bird’s nest in a holly tree!
School safety is our top priority, and we want to make sure that we are as prepared as we possibly can be for any situation that may occur. In order to do this, we have practiced the lock down system and fire drill, which will help prepare us in the case of an emergency.
In science, we have been learning about snakes. Snakes are very unique animals! There are over 3,000 different species and they are carnivores. They also have flexible jaws which help them swallow their prey in one piece, and they have long flexible backbones which help them wiggle and bend their bodies. We also learned that some snakes, such as the python do not produce venom, and other snakes such as the cobra produce venom to protect themselves from predators. We will be learning about alligators and crocodiles and move to a new category soon.
In Geography, we took a trip in our classroom to Holland! We colored the flag of Holland, saw pictures of the beautiful country, and learned about a few delicious foods that make up the local cuisine. We saw Holland on a map and learned that it borders the North Sea, Germany and Belgium, that it is a country in Northwestern Europe and their specific landscape. We also got to personally try on Dutch wooden shoes!
In Art, our children have been drawing “Starring Night” inspired by Dutch artist, Vincent Van Gogh. Their pictures are very creative and full of imagination. They’ve enjoyed using a glue bottle and pastel crayons to mimic Van Gogh’s swirly and thick brush motions.