Today our preschool students experienced an exciting volcano eruption! The senior and junior student teachers worked together to make various sized volcanoes and filled them with baking soda. As the volcanoes were filled with vinegar, an explosion occurred that sent all of our students into excited cheering! Happy Spring break preschool families! We hope your week is “exploding” with fun!
Ms. Maile and Ms. Izzy are each teaching small groups of students beginning this week and into the next week. This is an exciting time for all of us!
Ms. Maile is teaching Media. This includes newspapers, advertising, and blogging. Below you will see pictures of students collaborating together to write blog posts, discussing advertisements, and writing their own class newspaper.
Ms. Izzy is focusing her teachings on the Circle of Life. Below you will see students working on their own inquiry having to do with the circle of life. Topics range from dream catchers, swirls(snails, seashells), inch worms, and dinosaurs.
Our student teachers, Ms. Dawnavyn, Ms. Allison, and Ms. Megan are also working with a small group of students on the topic of Mythology. The pictures below show them relating myths to constellations. Their movements represent a transition from one activity to another. They were reaching up to Zeus. They are also inquiring into their own mythological creatures. Some include: Medusa, Pegasus, Aphrodite, Hermes.
This afternoon both Elementary and Preschool went to watch a Dance Demonstration. The current dance resident artist Brandi Coleman has been working with the college students at Stephens on a dance technique called Jump Rhythm Jazz. Today they shared with us what they have been learning about this exciting approach to dance. Call and response, syncopation, and scat singing are a few of the terms that we learned about today.
We are deep in research and transforming our classroom into Fort Stephens. Students are very excited about this topic! We want to welcome you all into our classroom Wednesday, March 4th at 2:30 to observe their work. This will be an open house and your family can walk through our fort to learn about the colonization of America.