Academic News

Our reading series is called Good Habits, Great Readers.  We will be continuing to work with leveled readers (just right for you books) for our independent reading and guided reading groups.  All the children  use a reading seat sack to store their independent reading books and journals.  Seat sacks are bags that hang on each child's chair and keeps their book choices readily available. 

If you are looking for website to help you find books for your child, here is a suggestion you may want to check out:  http://www.the-best-childrens-books.org

Our first science unit this year is Insects.  We have observed Monarch caterpillars grow and pupate.  We were really fortunate and were able to actually watch a caterpillar change from the "J" stage into a chrysalis.  I collected each chrysalis from the habitat boxes and tied them onto a "tree" made from branches stuck into wood chips and placed into a screened box.  Inside the box, the "chrysalis tree" is safe from handling and we will hopefully be able to see at least one of the butterflies emerge.  After we finish with Monarchs, the next insect the children will work with is meal worms.