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Newsletter | April

Theme: Spring/Galaxy/Africa

SPRING is here! We observed the bean sprouting in the classroom, learned the parts of flower and explored the life cycle of bugs! We also traveled to AFRICA and visit the counties and their locations. In GALAXY, we learned the eight planets of Solar system and their characteristics. Of course, we couldn't forget the fun STEM unit-VOLCANO.

Spring

Spring brings green growth back to plants and trees, days begin lasting longer and nights get shorter. Many animals reproduce in the spring. Children learned the facts of living and non-living things. Now they were very excited to label the items in the classroom.

We’ve been carefully planted some beans in the wet cottons and hung closer to the sun. "Seeds, seeds, when will you sprout?"

We loved to use the seed life cycle work so we knew the entire growth of a little seed.

In each living thing, it must have a beginning and an ending.

We wanted to plant some flowers in our garden. What should we need to do first? We needed to dig few holes. Wow! Digging is not an easy work.

We loved to take care our little plants every day.

What a beautiful flower! I wanted to bring some home for my mom, dad and my older brother.

We pulled the petals out of a flower and studied the parts of it.

We used the bubble wraps to paint a blossom tree.

We made a Spring flowers craft.

"Spring is here, Spring is here, what do you think we know? We saw ants, bugs, bees and that is how we know." Look! the ants is busy delivering food home.

It’s so wonderful that we have a butterfly kit in our classroom! We observe the changes of it, record them, and we also read The Very Hungry Caterpillar book. Now the caterpillars have turned into cocoons!

Africa

Africa, the second largest continent (after Asia), covering about one-fifth of the total land surface of Earth. The continent is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Mediterranean Sea, on the east by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and on the south by the mingling waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Solar system

Do you know how many planets in the Solar system now? Do you know Jupiter is the biggest one? Do you know our earth is the 5th largest one? Let's pretended we were the planets and orbited the sun, now!

STEM

Acids and Bases

Ms. Jasmine made the purple cabbage juice as an indicator to test the acids/bases of the substances with us. We were so surprised to see the color of purple cabbage juice changed to blue color when we added the baking soda (bases) in, and to magenta color when we added the lime juice (acids) in.

Volcano

We’ve learned the three popular classification of volcanoes in the world— active, dormant, and extinct

There are some famous volcanoes in Africa continent and United States too.

Look! My volcano is erupting!

Chinese Activities

Tea Party

We were very happy to learn the culture of the Chinese tea party together. We loved to serve a cup of tea and a plate of cookie to our teacher and friends.

Puppet Story

We all loved the puppy show with the story— The Little Tadpoles Were Looking For Their Mommy. We also learned the life cycle of a frog. "Ribbit! Ribbit!"

"Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and when the grass of the meadows is wet with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning."

——Maria Montessori

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