Our week was very busy with many projects underway as we prepare for events coming up over the next few months. We are excited about our weaving pieces for the art auction. They are unique and beautiful. Art is such an important part of our work as it is integrated into many lessons in all areas of the classroom.
Some of our favorite projects during December includes:
sewing gnomes or Tomtens, making gifts for our families, winter wreaths, and a special project for Levine Children's Hospital.
Our work cycles were productive with many lessons in math, creative writing , research, year-long project research, book reports, and many children are writing fiction and non-fiction books. Some are planning their own series of books.
Bird watching is currently a favorite work as we begin Citizen Science cycles. We enjoyed baking Black Bean Brownies and the birds at DGS are enjoyed our pumpkin bird feeder carved from a big pumpkin and filled with birdseed.
Hope everyone enjoyed Christmas in Davidson and beautiful weekend weather. We look forward to another terrific week ahead!
We have many chores during the week to keep our environment in order. Chores are so important to help children develop independence, responsibility, sense of purpose, autonomy and self-esteem. Everyone contributes to our class community as we work together. They actually enjoy the chores and gladly help with cleanings and organizing materials and supplies. Encouraging your children to do chores at home is important. Hopefully, developing these responsibilities carry over from school to home and home to school.