Primary students came back from break hitting the ground running!
We have welcomed several new friends this month: Día and Mia Garcia, Emme Nwigwe, Nolan McEvily, and Thomas Kotecki. We are glad to have these new friends in our classes!unspecified-17

In the cold month of January we studied the continent of Antarctica. We learned about the seven types of penguins that live there, the food chain that they are a part of, and sung songs about penguins and snow. We will finish up with Antarctica in the first couple weeks of February, then begin our study of Africa when we return from February break. We will also continue seasonal studies involving snow.

We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year last week by making red paper lanterns, coloring roosters for the Year of the Rooster, and eating a Chinese feast for lunch! Xièxiè (thank you) to our parent helpers, Meredith, Noelle, Pedro, and Jenni. Gung hay fat choy!

We injected some color into this dreary month with lots of color mixing. We learned how to mix the three primary colors to make other colors by painting, mixing colored water, and watching white carnations change color from drinking colored water.

unspecified-16Please remember to send children in with warm outdoor clothes and please label everything! We do our best to keep track, but the more help we have with those labels, the easier it is to make sure the children have all of their own gear. We will play outside as long as it feels like it is above 20 degrees.

Ms. Pam, Ms. Bethany and Ms. Meredeth